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Clark coroner charged with indecent exposure

Clark County coroner David W. Jacobs, 45, was arrested last week in Lexington on suspicion of indecent exposure. According to the police report, Jacobs ”intentionally exposed his genitals in a public place to an undercover officer.“ Jacobs was arrested about 4 p.m. June 17 in Jacobson Park, off Athens-Boonesboro Road. Jacobs said he had no comment Wednesday night. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond, and his next scheduled court appearance is set for July 10.


Hospital patient walks away

Officials with Saint Joseph Hospital and Lexington police are asking for help finding a patient who walked away early Wednesday morning without being discharged from the hospital. Randal McDaniel, 49, is in need of immediate medical care, said Jeff Murphy, regional director of the Saint Joseph Health System. Murphy said there is no danger to the general public, but that McDaniel needs to be found for his own safety. McDaniel is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 235 pounds. He was last seen wearing plaid pants, a blue striped shirt, blue denim jacket and house shoes. If you seehim, call 911. Or call police at (859) 258-3600 if you think you might have seen him earlier.

Free HIV and syphilis tests

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will provide free HIV and syphilis tests Friday and Saturday to celebrate National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The tests will be given Friday at two health department locations:

■ 8 a.m. to noon, Public Health Clinic South, 2433 Regency Road.

■ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike.

For information about the free tests, call 288-2437. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the department will host an Out Loud Health Fair on the third floor of the Lexington History Museum, 215 West Main Street. Services offered include HIV and syphilis counseling/testing, body mass indexing, cancer and tobacco information and diabetes testing. Other services available at the health fair include dental screening by the University of Kentucky, five-minute chair massages by Eastland Chiropractic Clinic, and blood pressure screenings by Central Baptist Hospital.


Mercer schools chief to resign

Bruce Johnson will resign Dec. 31 as ­superintendent of the Mercer County ­Public Schools. Johnson said Wednesday that he is resigning for ”personal reasons“ and not because of criticism directed toward him and the school board in recent weeks as the district dealt with budget problems. Johnson, who has been ­Mercer superintendent for 13 years, said he intends to continue working in education. Before coming to Mercer County, Johnson had been superintendent of the Lincoln County schools. During Johnson's tenure, the Harrodsburg Independent Schools merged into the Mercer County schools in 2006. The Mercer schools had an enrollment of 3,300 students in 2007-08.