Tax worker helps save Ky. taxpayer's life

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An Adair County man credits a Kentucky Department of Revenue employee for saving his life when he had a heart attack during a phone call about his state income tax bill.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Earl Phillips was talking with state employee 23-year-old Natalie Brown on May 26 when she noticed that he was breathing heavily and seemed ill.

Phillips said Friday that he didn't want to tell a complete stranger that he needed help, but she verified his address and then called emergency responders.

He was later transferred to a Louisville hospital, where doctors put a stent in his heart.

He had a 90 percent blockage in one of his arteries.

Gov. Steve Beshear praised Brown's dedication Friday.

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