An Adair County physics teacher is showing some signs of improvement after being struck by a car Tuesday while biking.
Michael Godsey is breathing on his own and is responding to stimuli, Adair Public Schools Superintendent Alan Reed said Thursday.
Godsey, who is being treated at University of Louisville Hospital, had been on a ventilator earlier, Reed said.
"It's probably going to be a long, slow process," he said.
Godsey was severely injured late Tuesday afternoon when a car that was turning left swung into his path on Ky. 551 about two miles north of Columbia.
Godsey, a popular physics teacher and a volleyball coach at Adair County High School, is an avid bicyclist.
Reed said the school system continues to hear from people throughout the community offering concern and support.
Godsey's wife, Lisa, a teacher at Adair County Elementary, is taking care of their three children and staying at his side.
As a result of the collision, the district is without two of its best teachers, Reed said.
At least for now, other teachers in the system are filling in to keep regular classes going on schedule, he said.