A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Keven Moore: Fathers Day – a gift from my father as it related to cars and insurance

As Father’s Day approaches, I am reminded that some of the best gifts in life are those gifts that are not given, but are instead taught. I also recognized several years ago that by the time a man realizes that his father was right, he usually has a son or daughter who thinks he is always wrong, which makes Father’s Day even that much more special. I lost my father over 5 years ago and as time...

Keven Moore: Standing desk converter healthy alternative to sitting in chair all day at work

For thousands of years, the vast majority of humans spent most of their lives on their feet. Flexispot standing desk converter in Moore’s office. In the mid-20th century, however, rapid technological advances (cars, TVs, computers, etc.) began decreasing the physical activity demands, and many of us have become increasingly more sedentary. This lifestyle change can be attributed to many health...

Keven Moore: Got stuck on an elevator while on vacation (a first, but it happens); here’s what to do

On vacation with the family in Panama City Beach earlier this month everything was perfect — the sun was hot, the sand was white, a cold beverage was in hand, the surf was up and Camp Moore had just been established with our pop-up tent, blanket and cooler to supplement the two lounge chairs umbrellas that came with our rental condominium. Unable to entirely unplug from work due to a conference call,...

Keven Moore: Avoid tragedy of driveway accidents; proceed with caution and heed these tips

One of the most horrific, unthinkable accidents that can happen to a child can take place less than a few feet from your very own front door. Run-over accidents in your driveway occur too often and are devastating to families, as 70 percent of the time, they involve another family member at the wheel. The Internet is full of tragic stories of the pain and grief. The heartbreaking part of this is...

Keven Moore: No such thing as ‘restroom rights’ for teachers, nurses; that could account for shortages

It’s common knowledge today that teachers and nurses are overworked, stressed, under appreciated, disrespected and disillusioned. Consequently many are leaving their profession at such a high rate—to the point where many states are dealing with teacher and nursing shortages. Meanwhile, the number of college students who choose to go into these professions is steadily dropping as well.   There...

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: Escalaphobia? Whether you are afflicted or not, there is reason to be wary, careful

Do you suffer from the fear of escalators? This phobia is called escalaphobia and affects hundreds of thousands of individuals all around the world. If you have escalaphobia, you may feel trapped when you are at the top of the escalator and feel like you might fall or tumble down the escalator. You may also have a rapid heartbeat, a hot flushed feeling, a shortness of breath, and sudden trembling...

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,...

Keven Moore: Disaster preplanning matters to protect and find your family in aftermath of a disaster

What if a natural or man-made disaster happens and you are not with family? Will you be able to reach them? Where will they be and how will you be able to find them? How will you know if they are safe? How can you be able to let them know that you are safe? During a disaster, you will need to send and receive information from your family but more than likely the traditional means of communication...

Keven Moore: Even grocery shopping carts create some risk — so return yours to the shopping cart corral

The way American’s consumers shop today has been changing right before our eyes. Online shopping and online grocery shopping is the new trend and Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Krogers and all the home improvement box stores are constantly looking for ways to expedite the shopping experience and make it more convenient to the consumer. However as long as there are brick and mortar stores to visit, there...

Keven Moore: Relax ‘This is Us’ fans, ‘crock pots’ are generally safe — but here are some precautions

For those you who are “This Is Us” fans or in my case an involuntary forced viewer (by my wife), we were all a bit troubled to see the old hand-me-down crock pot catch the Pearson family kitchen on fire that eventually takes Jack’s life. Last week’s episode takes place during their Pittsburg Steeler Super Bowl Sunday, and Rebecca makes chili in an old used Crock-Pot that was gifted to...

Keven Moore: Flu season is here, widespread across nation, and its impact is dramatic and can be deadly

A new influenza (flu) season is upon us and it is widespread nationwide. Thirty-two states have experienced high flu patient traffic, making this year’s flu season the most hectic for hospitals since at least 2009. While the impact of flu varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in 9.2 million-35.6 million...

Keven Moore: Counting down the ‘Twelve Days of Risk-mas;’ here’s what you better watch out for!

The classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a cumulative song in which each verse describes a gift given by “my true love” on one of the 12 days of Christmas. You know, a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves and so on. As you can probably tell by now, I see risk at every turn, and that would include in this song. For instance, with the price of gold these days,...

Keven Moore: How to outsmart porch pirates this holiday season — here are some helpful hints

It’s that time of the year again where many of us are in full swing Christmas shopping mode and are frantically trying to finish up our Christmas shopping. To avoid the mayhem of large and rude crowds, road rage Christmas shopping parking altercations or having to park in the back forty parking lot, many of us are instead scouring the internet these last final two weeks of Christmas just to keep...

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: Legionnaires’ Disease requires extra protection against potential, big losses

In a recent column, I stressed the frequency that Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks still occur some 41 years later after 221 people were hospitalized and 34 people died from an outbreak that occurred at a Philadelphia convention for the American Legion; where the Legionella bacterium earned its name. This week I decided to emphasize the degree of risk that this disease poses for business owners, corporations...

Keven Moore: Get ready for Black Friday invasion, and protect yourself from hazards of shopping

The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year, where people team up and devise coordinated invasion plans to get their hands on those doorbuster shopping deals and where elbows are flying as eager shoppers try to box out their opponents. It’s where well-organized families coordinate recon missions well in advanced to collect the proper Intel,...

Keven Moore: Legionnaires’ Disease is rampant and deadly; businesses need insurance

Imagine for a minute you and your co-workers are sent to a 3-day work conference in Orlando, Fla. You return home and the next day you have a headache, chills, muscle pains and a high fever. After a couple of days your fever spikes to dangerous levels so you are rushed to the hospital. You wake up eight days later after going into a coma to find yourself on a ventilator fighting for your life. You...

Keven Moore: In wake of Sutherland Springs shooting, should you take a gun to worship?

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. In the wake of another horrific church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas where 26 people lost their lives and another 10 people were injured, Texas Attorney General later urged more people to bring guns to church, just hours after horrific mass shooting. The suggestion is that the only thing that stops a “bad guy” with a gun is a “good...

Keven Moore: Weighing the pros and cons of using standing desks in the workplace

For thousands of years, mankind spent most of their lives on their feet. But over the past hundred or so years, rapid technological advancements such as cars, machinery, robotics, TVs, computers, smartphones, etc. began chiseling away at physical activity. With technology now doing more of the heavy lifting, people are more sedentary than ever before. Think about it, back in the day our forefathers...