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Living in Kentucky is great, especially if you're interested in horses. There are plenty of races, horse farms and equestrian events to participate in.

If you are thinking of opening a business related to the Kentucky Derby or other equestrian activities throughout the state, you may do very well thanks to tourism and a rabid love of horses in the community. However, you still need to research the best methods for starting a small business. You need to have a plan and have your finances in order to protect yourself.

3 injured in 3-vehicle pile-up in Paducah, Kentucky

On a normal day, you'd never expect to get into a car crash. You plan to do everything the same: You get into your vehicle, go to work or school and go home. You don't plan to get hurt.

When a car crash happens, it can lead to significant injuries for those involved. When more than one vehicle is part of a crash, the likelihood of injuries increases with each impact.

2 children hurt as truck collides with home in Northern Kentucky

Sometimes, car crashes don't happen on the road. Cars that leave the road could hit mailboxes, parked cars, homes or other items. Take, for example, this case involving a vehicle that collided with a home and injured two children inside.

In DeMossville, the crash happened at around 7:00 p.m. when a 21-year-old man was traveling south on Madison Pike. He was driving his pickup truck when he lost control and left the roadway. He didn't come to a stop until his vehicle collided with a nearby home.

Yearlong enforcement campaign begins in Kentucky

Florence, Kentucky, is on a main route between Kentucky and Ohio. As a result, the traffic there is heavy, especially on Interstate 75. There are many crashes that happen and stop the flow of traffic.

Police officers started a new campaign on Oct. 11 to help reduce crashes and to increase seat belt use. This is the first campaign of a yearlong highway safety effort that law enforcement officials will be working on in the coming months.

Do you drive when you are exhausted?

Most people understand why driving drunk can risk safety, so they avoid driving after consuming alcohol. However, plenty of people still drive when they are exhausted. Drowsy driving often sounds trivial compared to some other driving behaviors, but it is far from harmless.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation can cause someone to experience some of the same effects as if he or she had consumed alcohol. For example, it can reduce your ability to focus on the road and slow your reactions times.

Can you move your vehicle after you're in a crash?

One common question people often have after crashes is if they should move their vehicles. In some ways, it makes sense to keep the vehicles where they are because any investigation that takes place can see exactly how they hit and where they stopped. The truth is, though, that it might be safer and better for those around you to move the vehicle off the road.

Most police agree that if no one is hurt and a vehicle is able to be moved, you should move it to the side of the road. The priority, though, is to call 911 and make sure you're taking care of anyone who is injured.

Interstate 75 to be part of speeding crackdown through 2020

Living in Florence, you know how fast people can drive, especially on Interstate 75. I-75 is a busy corridor, so it's not a surprise that many people speed through the region. The trouble is that speeding increases the risk of injury in a crash and leads to more collisions.

That's why a crackdown on speeding will start on Oct. 1. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Office of Highway Safety, The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) have partnered with agencies in Covington, Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Erlanger County to address the speeds that are getting out of hand. The officers will be patrolling the interstate between the Ohio River in Covington down to the I-275 interchange.

Exporting business to Ohio

Business is booming, and you’re looking to expand. You’ve got your eye on Cincinnati, but what does it take to set up shop across state lines?

If you’re looking to cross the river and expand into Ohio's steady economy, you’ll need to file as a foreign corporation. This means your limited liability company primarily resides in Kentucky, but you want to increase your reach and officially set up shop to the north. This registration will give you the rights and responsibilities of operating a business in Ohio.

How can a family get closure after a wrongful death?

A wrongful death is more than difficult for the people who remain. They may be at a loss for how to handle losing a loved one suddenly or in a traumatic way.

In a case where a person is hurt or killed, it's absolutely vital that a family is able to get some kind of closure, whether it is to go through the proper channels to hold the other party responsible financially or to be present at a criminal trial.

Therapy can help after a traumatic incident

Handling a personal injury legally comes with a few steps, like filing a claim, negotiating and accepting or rejecting a settlement. Unlike the legal aspects of a personal injury, handling a personal injury psychologically may be much more difficult.

After a personal injury, you may struggle with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health concerns. On top of your physical recovery, you should remember to take time to recover emotionally.

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