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What to do when the lights go out

OWENSBORO, KY – There’s nothing like a power outage to make you feel, well, powerless. Once you’ve listened to the power company’s recorded message for the third time (they’re aware of the situation and are working diligently to resolve it), there isn’t a lot to do besides wait. Still, a few common-sense precautions can help keep … Continued

Construction zones: Expect the unexpected

OWENSBORO, KY – Work Zone Ahead signs can frustrate drivers on the road when slow traffic affects our daily routine. But we can lose a lot more than just a few minutes if we don’t follow traffic laws for construction areas. Construction zones can be dangerous for both drivers and workers. According to the U.S. Department … Continued

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Spring Bike Preparation

OWENSBORO, KY – Getting your bike ready to go back out on the road in the spring should be much more than a slap-dash checklist of must-do issues. This is your bike, your pride and joy, your ticket to freedom and adventure. It must gleam in detailed perfection, run in absolute mechanical harmony. Getting your bike … Continued

Spring into safe mowing

OWENSBORO, KY – The good news is that winter is gone and green lawns are finally here. The bad news is those lawns need to be mowed, and serious injuries can occur if you aren’t careful while mowing. Every year more than 300,000 people are treated in hospitals and medical clinics for lawn mower-related injuries, … Continued

Take time to prepare for severe weather season

OWENSBORO, KY – Spring signals the start of tornado season for Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana, with a peak in May and June. Now is a good time to prepare by checking your emergency kit, buying fresh batteries and updating your family’s emergency communication plan. When discussing severe weather, we typically think of “Tornado alley” in … Continued

Pothole Pitfalls

OWENSBORO, KY – Potholes got you down? We understand. After this past winter’s severe weather, many motorists are experiencing costly vehicle damage from potholes. A survey conducted by Trusted Choice® and IIABA found that from 2009 to 2014 half of car owners experienced damage to their vehicles as a result of potholes. The survey also found … Continued

In a car accident? Here’s what to do.

OWENSBORO, KY – Nobody likes to think about getting into a car accident, but it can happen to any driver at any time, especially with all the snow and ice on area roads. Taking time in advance to think through the steps to follow after a car accident can help keep you and your passengers … Continued

Insuring Your Love, Securing the Future

OWENSBORO, KY – Life insurance can be the gift of love. Are you giving this much needed gift to your loved one? Soulmate. Beloved. Spouse. Friend. Whatever you call your special loved one, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your relationship and offer a token of your affection. While the traditional roses and candy are … Continued

ANTHEM CYBER ATTACK: Protecting Yourself and Your Identity

OWENSBORO, KY – People all over the country are on edge following a notice from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield stating the company has fallen victim to a cyber attack. Right now, it’s not clear who has been impacted, and Anthem is warning all customers to be on the lookout.   Anthem says customers should … Continued

IN THE KNOW: Top Ten Insurance Myths

As you begin thinking about the purchases or life changes you’ll make in 2015, you may be thinking about the insurance you’ll need as well. But many people have misinformation about insurance. Insurance can sometimes be misunderstood, and it can be a complicated topic. It’s important to be educated about the different types of insurance … Continued