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Boy, 9, home after terrifying heart ordeal
By Josh Kegley
Two things were unusual
about 9-year-old Colby TayJune 23. His
lor’s arrival at his house in
the Beaumont neighborhood
for 6 minutes.
First, Colby got out of a
More importantly, it was
glistening white limousine
amid cheers from about 25 his first time home since his
heart stopped beating for
friends and family members.
Video: See Colby Taylor’s return
home from the hospital.
about six minutes while he
was playing with friends.
The Lexington boy experienced sudden cardiac arrest
June 23 at a birthday party for
a classmate. Having gone several minutes without oxygen to
his brain, it was unclear when
— or if — he would recover.
Because Colby had never
had a major health problem before, his family was
“He went into the doctor’s
once a year to be measured
and weighed and immunized,”
said his father, Jamie Taylor.
Colby did not have a heart
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attack; doctors found nothing
wrong with his heart valves
“It’s a problem with the
communication between the
brain and the heart,” said the
boy’s aunt Patti Edmon. “Nine
times out of 9½, they don’t
know what caused it.”
As the smiling, shaggyhaired boy ran from person to
person at his welcome-home
party doling out hugs, he ap-
peared no worse for wear. It
was difficult to spot signs of
his ordeal, other than a black
sling on his left arm which he
has to wear while he recovers
from an operation to install
an internal defibrillator.
His family said his recovery was thanks to the hard
work of Lexington firefighters
and EMTs, doctors in Lexington and Cincinnati, and a
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About 500 students bade goodbye to
summer vacation Wednesday morning
and flocked back to classes at Frankfort’s Second Street School as Frankfort
Independent Schools reopened for the
2012-13 school year.
Students found some new things
waiting for them at Second Street
School, including plans to provide free
breakfast and lunch for all students this
Frankfort Independent Schools,
which operates on an alternative calendar, typically are among the first
in Kentucky to open each year. But at
least one other district, Webster County
Schools in Western Kentucky, also resumed classes Monday.
Many Kentucky students have enjoyed an extra-long summer break this
year because school systems had fewer
snow days to make up after an unusually mild winter. But kids across the state
will be back in class soon.
Fayette County Public Schools,
Madison County Schools and Jessamine County Schools will reopen Aug.
15; Scott County Schools open Aug. 7;
Franklin County and Woodford County
on Aug. 8; and Bourbon County and
Clark County on Aug. 9.
To help kids and parents prepare,
Fayette County will hold its seventh annual Ready, Set, Go! back-to-school rallies Saturday morning at 19 Lexington
neighborhoods. Kentucky Utilities, the
YMCA and other community partners
are helping out at the events.
Primary, elementary, middle and
high school students and their parents
can attend and enjoy food and activities,
and receive backpacks filled with free
By Jim Warren
opens in Frankfort
Alex Booe, 11, worked on his locker combination on his first day of sixth grade at Second Street School in Frankfort. Wednesday
was the first day of classes for Frankfort Independent Schools, which operates on an alternative calendar.
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Concerns over traffic,
parking, sewage and those
who will be using the public
health clinic slated for 496
Southland Drive have made
some neighbors uneasy about
the clinic’s location.
But William North, executive director of HealthFirst
Bluegrass, said he’s in the
process of creating a community advisory board to help
address concerns and keep
The board would meet during the next four to six weeks
as plans for the clinic evolve.
The community would be invited to a public meeting to
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review the advisory board’s
“We are looking for people
who have legitimate concerns
that we want to address,” he
said. “What we’ve got to do
is find the right way to get a
good mix of people.”
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of Olympics’ greatest
OTHER ATHLETES RANK
HIGHER, SOME SAY
is the most
19 medals total,
15 of them gold.
By Christopher Clarey
The New York Times
Parent Greg Miklavcic bumped fists with
kindergartner Joe Gaddis. Miklavcic said
Joe was a friend of the family.
school supplies. Registration, which is
required, will be at each rally site from
9 to 11 a.m., and supplies will be distributed starting at noon.
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LONDON — The races
will continue in the Aquatics
Center for Michael Phelps
this week, but, in one sense,
the race is already over.
Phelps has now won more
medals than any Olympian:
summer or winter, spring or
But if you think that must
make Phelps, by acclamation,
the greatest Olympian in history, it is not that simple.
“Clearly and self-evidently
from the medal tally he is the
most successful; my personal
view is that I’m not sure he is
the greatest,” Sebastian Coe,
head of the London Organizing Committee, said Wednesday.
Coe, a two-time Olympic
champion himself, was speaking at a news conference the
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