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Keven Moore: They seem like a fun Halloween tradition, but hayrides can be extremely dangerous

This past weekend, on a cool October night, an average everyday fall hayride turned into a Halloween nightmare. A tractor in Illinois near the town of Nauvoo was pulling a wagon full of hay bales, and people overturned, leaving one 32-year-old adult dead and 20 others injured. The accident happened when the 41-year-old driver of a John Deere Tractor that was pulling the double-axle trailer for the...

KOHS reminds parents: Before handing over car keys, make sure teens know rules of the road

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is helping empower parents to talk with their young drivers about the importance of driving safely. They are joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in their efforts during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24. “I want our roads to be safe for all Kentuckians, including our youngest drivers. In just a few years, I’ll...

Keven Moore: Don’t be fooled by harmless-looking lawnmowers — they can be a major safety risk

As the machine age era arrived during the 1900s, safety often became an afterthought as thousands of people were killed or maimed. It took several decades for safety to become a priority and catch up to better protect employees and everyday consumers. As a safety and risk management professional that grew up in the 1970s, I can vividly remember the safety speech my father would always give me every...

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety joins NHTSA in promoting motorcycle safety month in May

In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” conscientiously and courteously to help prevent crashes, injuries and deaths on Kentucky roadways. “Safety is a mutual responsibility for motorists and motorcyclists...

Keven Moore: There are risks associated with a Disney vacation, but don’t let that stop you

It’s that time of the year where many of us are finalizing our summer vacation plans and dreaming of some far away tropical Caribbean beach somewhere. Then there are those of you like my childhood classmate, Kevin Fugette, who is a self-professed “Disney Crusader” who is always planning their umpteenth Disney vacation trip. As I write, he is actually visiting Disney World for his 30th visit....

Lexington workshop will teach senior citizens low-cost ways to prevent falls within their homes

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for senior adults in the United States. To help reduce this number in Fayette County, Lexington is joining with the Friends of the Lexington Senior Center to host a “Building Independence” workshop to teach seniors low-cost ways to improve safety within their homes. The workshop will be held on July 26 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Unfortunately, accidents happen; this one hit close to home

I write this weekly column as a resource to our readers on insurance-related issues and how to prevent costly, painful and even fatal accidents at work and at home. Yet it happens that last week one of my son’s closest friends – in and out of our home just about every day, had an accident that has deeply affected my family and our closest friends   Travis Gaines Travis Gaines was seriously...