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Keven Moore: Roller skating is great exercise and fun for the kids, but it’s also a definite safety risk

If you were born in the 1960s and grew up in the ’70s, then you were exposed to your fair share of unsafe playgrounds, toys, lawn jarts, bicycle ramps and lead paint. We rode in the back of pickup trucks, rode bicycles and skateboards without helmets, never wore seat belts or ever applied sunscreen. And we were constantly engulfed in a thick carcinogenic cloud of secondhand smoke, but we are still...

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...