Register Staff Report

The Richmond Little League was set to celebrate its 60th season next month at Lake Reba.

Those plans, though, have already been altered -- and they may have to be changed again.

Opening day has been moved from April 13 to April 27.

Parents were notified of the schedule change earlier this week. They were also informed that the start of play could be pushed back even further, depending on the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus in Madison County and Kentucky.

"We will be making decisions based on local and state guidance at that point," said Phillis Adams, Richmond Little League President.

Several events run through the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation have already been canceled -- including the Easter Eggstravaganza and Yoga in the Park.

All city playgrounds are currently shut down and the opening of Adventure Falls will also be pushed back.

The status of other activities, such as adult softball leagues, are still unknown.

Adams says Richmond Little League officials are monitoring the situation closely and will make a final decision in the coming weeks.

"We are doing everything we can to have some sort of a season because the kids are going to need it," Adams said.

Once the crisis has passed, Adams says baseball will be back at Lake Reba.

"We've got everything ready," Adams said. "Our uniforms are ready to be handed out. Our 60-year baseballs are ready to hand out. We've got everything ready. We are just on hold like lots of other people."

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