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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...

It’s Not Roller Derby: Tates Creek Elementary skating program keeps kids active, healthy

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Roller derby it’s not, but students at Tates Creek Elementary have a blast circling the gym on their borrowed wheels. Physical education teacher Daniel Hill arranged the four-week series through Skatetime, an Indianapolis-based company that rents equipment to schools. Hill, who first tried it while teaching in Frankfort, brought the idea to Tates Creek last year...