Fayette County

UPDATE | Miller's condition improves

Dr. Ralph Miller, the University of Kentucky physician who was injured in a hang gliding accident, has recovered enough to shake his head in answer to questions, a family friend said Friday.

Miller, 75, was injured on Feb. 12, when he crashed into a tree on landing. He has been in intensive care in a hospital in Mexico City every since. His wife, former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller, joined him there the day after the accident.

Debra Hensley, a family friend who was to read an e-mail from Pam Miller at a prayer service for the couple Friday, said Ralph still has some swelling in his lungs. Doctors have been able to reduce the amount of sedatives they've been giving him, and that has allowed them to test his brain function.

"They said it was excellent," Hensley said.