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Keven Moore: Office holiday parties are fun, but businesses need appropriate safeguards

It’s that time of year again – when office and businesses all across the country get together to eat, drink and be merry for their annual Holiday Party. Hollywood has scripted multiple classic movies with Christmas office parties into the plot from the 1947 classic “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart, the 1988 thriller “Die Hard,” starring Bruce Willis, and the most recent...

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: 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: 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 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...