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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...

EKU’s online enrollment jumps 13 percent; growth partially attributed to new program offerings

Eastern Kentucky University has 13 percent more students enrolled in EKU Online programs compared to a year ago. The growth, from 3,002 to 3,399, is attributed to new program offerings, increased interest in degree completion and sustained enrollment in foundational programs. “Students should be and are researching schools that offer exceptional value for the tuition they are paying,” said Dr....

Keven Moore: Playing golf can be hazardous to your health, especially when using a golf cart

According to statisticbrain.com, 9.6 percent of Americans (26 million people) have played 18 holes of golf at least once in the past 12 months. A lot of business is conducted on a golf course, but the industry itself is enormous business. According to a 2015 Forbes magazine article, it is estimated to be a nearly $70 billion industry, supporting two million jobs and $55.6 billion in annual wage income....

Bill Straub: Take Carrollton KY, a good, safe place to live (as it should be) but diverse with ‘darker’ people

Some years back, at least a quarter-century ago when the burley economy was still thriving, I spent a couple days in Carrollton to research an article on migrant labor. I recall driving toward the Ohio River at the northern edge of town one evening when I happened upon a grocery store, and not just any grocery store. It was painted in red and green and the signs out front were all in Spanish. In this...

Keven Moore: In most families, mothers are the ultimate risk management and safety professionals

As we all pause to show our appreciation to mothers this Sunday, it occurred to me how mothers are the true risk management and safety professionals in most families. From the mothers that I know, they manage risk by constantly identifying, analyzing, evaluating and treating risk while balancing the day-to-day activities of running a family. By definition, a safety and health professional is a person...

Keven Moore: The dangers of Spring Break — and 10 tips for a smart and safe trip to the beach

College spring break plans are in full swing this week as many local universities and colleges schedule their Spring Breaks during the month of March. Spring break is a rite of passage for many as it is a time of youthful excitement for many college aged students. My first experience was as a senior in High School and drinking age at the time was 18 and most of that trip was a bit of a blur I must...

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...