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Al Cross: As political earthquake shakes Washington, how will it tilt Kentucky’s political landscape?

A political earthquake is shaking Washington. How will it tilt Kentucky’s political landscape? The quick and easy answer – and for now, probably the right one – is that the impending impeachment of President Trump will rally his Kentucky supporters and help re-elect unpopular Gov. Matt Bevin. As soon as the Democrat-controlled U.S. House announced its impeachment inquiry, the Kentucky Republican...

Keven Moore: Spring has arrived, yard needs mowing, but grass clippings can be dangerous . . .

It’s springtime again, and like bears coming out of hibernation, motorcyclists are now crisscrossing our streets and roadways as riders are out enjoying the warmer weather and freedom that a bike provides. It’s also that time of year when many homeowners are gassing up lawn mowers and rushing out to mow down those pesky dandelions. Many homeowners and landowners will not give much thought as to...

Keven Moore: The fallout and potential liability to Nike over the Zion Williamson shoe disaster

Imagine being Mark Parker the President, Chairman, and CEO of Nike, Inc. sitting in front of his television in the comfort of his home watching the start of the much anticipated Duke–vs.-University of North Carolina men’s NCAA basketball game last week. Zion Williamson (Photo from Duke University) Then within the first 36 seconds of the game 18-year-old Zion Williamson, the consensus overall #1...

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: 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: Santa Claus better watch out — because safety risks abound

Like most of you, when I think of the Christmas season the first thing that comes to mind is the jolly old bearded man we know as Santa Claus. But as a safety and risk control consultant working in the insurance industry, I probably think of Santa in a slightly different way from the rest of you. You see, I think of Santa as one giant risk exposure! Santa Claus runs one heck of an operation, employing...

Keven Moore: Drug overdoses, Narcan use and liabilities for public school districts

Just a few days ago, we heard the news about a Garrard County special education teacher who was accused of overdosing on heroin in his car on his way to work. He was charged with DUI. Luckily a Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officer was the first to respond to the call and found the unconscious teacher in his vehicle, where Narcan was used to revive him. It’s a sad day when the words “heroin”...

Keven Moore on Insurance: It’s just a garage sale, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty!

It’s that time of year where many of you have completed your spring cleaning and are considering having a garage sale. But then, if you are like me, you are quickly reminded of how such events can draw out the worst in people.   (Photo from Creative Commons) Like the time I stepped around the side of my house and found a wayward shopper urinating behind my garbage cans. Or the time another...