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Keven Moore: Getting closer to George Jetson’s age, think of the time saved — and of the risks

By Keven Moore Special to NKyTribune The days where George Jetson hops in his flying saucer-like car from his Skypad Apartments in Orbit City to go to work at Spacely’s Space Sprockets may still a bit seem farfetched, but we are closer than you would have ever imagined. A world where traffic jams and road rage will no longer exist; where commuters could sleep in an extra 30 minutes and apply...

Keven Moore: The insurance industry is a career option — check it out and consider the possibilities

The year was 1993 and as a 29-year-old and I had just graduated from the Loss Prevention & Safety Master’s Program at Eastern Kentucky University. My wife and I had just driven to St. Louis for a job interview for Venture Department Stores and it had snowed 17 inches the night before the interview. The next morning I left plenty early not knowing for sure that I would make it to my destination,...

DPL Financial Partners announces $3.6 million investment in Louisville facility creating 40 jobs

DPL Financial Partners LLC, an independent insurance consulting firm, announced Monday a planned expansion in Louisville with a $3.6 million-plus investment expected to create 40 full-time jobs “Louisville is an ideal location for our growing firm,” said David Lau, DPL founder and CEO. “We’ve attracted experienced, talented individuals to our team and appreciate the governor’s support as...

Keven Moore: Truncated domes cause injuries and are unsafe, not at all what they were meant to be

Many of us have cursed these teeth rattling mine-fields called truncated domes, detectable domes, or tactical pavers while pushing a grocery cart out to our cars, wondering what genius thought that placing them in front of a grocery store or pharmacy was a good idea. We have our federal government to thank for these accident-prone obstacle courses that haunt the elderly many others dealing with balance...

Keven Moore: Small business are lifeblood of our economy, need to protect from pitfall of no insurance

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, and every major company was once a small business. Some of the more notable businesses started in a garage such as the likes as Amazon, Apple, Google, Harley Davidson, Disney, Mattel, Yankee Candle, Hewlett Packard, and more. There are some 28 million small businesses in America and approximately 543K new businesses are started each month, of which...

Keven Moore: Blue Grass Stockyards a sad loss to community — and a reminder for business owners

Last Saturday the city of Lexington experienced one of the largest fires in its history when the Blue Grass Stockyards burned to the ground. A total of 120 firefighters responded to the fire in order to contain it — luckily no lives were lost or firefighters injured, but twenty cattle inside the main building did die in the fire. If the fire had started a day or two later, there very well could...

Keven Moore: Without insurance, our
world would be a very different place to live

  An old certificate issued by Republic Fire Insurance Co. of New York (From Wikimedia Commons)   I have worked in the insurance industry now for some 20-plus years and am proud of the good work my colleagues and I do for our clients and communities. Our industry as a whole is responsible for putting countless families and businesses back together after a wrecks, fires and tragic events...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Inherent risks
in turning 50 — and life lessons to match

To live life is to encounter risks, and to turn 50 is to see the ice thinning. It is my job, as a risk management professional, to help my readers onto solid ground. (Photo from Microsoft)   In the words of the famous poet formerly known as Prince: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. He then proceeds to warn us, ‘Cause in this life things are...

2013 Review: A salute to our faithful, interesting stable of regular columnists

KyForward is celebrating its third end-of-year review with you, happy that we can revisit an abundance of rich, deep content by writers who share their experiences and expertise on a regular basis. These fine writers have helped us accomplish one of our primary goals when KyForward was created – to provide a forum for a variety of voices on a wide and deep range of subjects that inform and entertain...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Live to ride your motorcycle, but remember to ride to live

Warmer weather usually means more motorcycles on the roads. (Photo by Keven Moore)   Like bears coming out of hibernation, motorcyclists can now be found crisscrossing our streets and roads enjoying the spring weather and freedom that a motorcycle provides. Unfortunately, spring season is always the most dangerous time of the year to ride because most haven’t ridden in months and their riding...

Keven Moore on Insurance: What you should know about gun ownership and insurance

As I sat comfortably in our family board room (converted living room office) last Saturday morning drinking coffee with my wife and discussing family issues and grateful to have survived the Mayan end of the world prediction, a text came in from my good buddy and Army veteran Mike Hall inviting me to attend the local gun show down at Heritage Hall in Rupp Arena. Within 25 minutes I was out the door...