As Gov. Andy Beshear has said in numerous press conferences, we should expect disruption to our lives during the coronavirus threat.
He's right. We've seen schools close for multiple weeks and numerous events have been postponed or canceled.
During it all, The Richmond Register staff has been working to ensure that we remain a trusted source of information -- both in print and online.
As this threat and its impact on our community unfolds, online publishing becomes more important than ever by providing timely, accurate information to citizens. We are confident that our five-day-a-week print publication won't be interrupted should the coronavirus outbreak worsen significantly in central Kentucky.
However, to help provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, we are providing even non-subscribers unlimited free digital access to coronavirus-related coverage until further notice. The direct link to those stories is richmondregister.com/news/coronavirus.
That said, this would be a good time to purchase a digital subscription and support your hometown newspaper, which will feel the pinch of what is expected to be one of the worst economic crises in our country's history. We have several subscription options available from total access to digital only. Get more information at richmondregister.com/subscriptions/. Also, feel free to call our circulation department (859-623-1669) during normal business hours to get more information.
Here are a couple of things that will be different for Richmond Register readers and customers until things return to normal:
• There will be no sports section in the daily print edition, as all high school, college and pro sports have been suspended until further notice. Occasionally, the sports section will return with a one-page front section. However, until competition resumes, we will continue to publish relevant sports news as it occurs, but it will appear on other pages of the newspaper. Classified ads and comics, which typically share a section with sports, will move to the news section. As we move forward, there could be other sections suspended as well.
• Hours for walk-in customer service at our office on Big Hill Avenue could be restricted as we heed Gov. Andy Beshear's advice to have as many employees as possible work from home until the virus threat subsides. Telephone and email customer service should not be affected.
We appreciate our state and local government leaders, the business community and citizen volunteers for their collective efforts to guide our community through whatever challenges await in the days and weeks ahead. We stand proudly with them in journalistic service to Madison County.
Jonathan Greene is the editor of The Register; follow him on Twitter @jgreeneRR. You can email him at email@example.com.