STANFORD — Lincoln County Magistrate Dexter Todd died Thursday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 59.
Judge-Executive Jimbo Adams said Todd went to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center three weeks ago for a scheduled out-patient surgery but became seriously ill after being placed under anesthesia. Todd remained hospitalized in Danville, on and off a ventilator, until being transferred to St. Joseph on Tuesday, Adams said.
Todd, a native of the Broughtontown area, was elected to his second term on the Fiscal Court in 2010. The Republican also served as District 2 magistrate from 1995-1999 under former judge-executive Jim Reed, Adams said.
“He was a good one. He always had the people in mind,” said Adams, who has known Todd since they competed against each other in high school sports, Todd at Crab Orchard and Adams at Stanford. “He was 6-4 or 6-5 and he was a pretty good basketball player.