Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Memorials Set For Former Blue Grass Airport Director

Two memorials have been set for the former executive director of Blue Grass Airport who died last week.

Michael Gobb was found dead in his home on September 11. Gobb's employer, Alan Stein, told LEX 18 that Gobb had been on a leave of absence from SteinGroup for some time but was supposed to return to work soon.

A visitation for Gobb will be held from 5-8 a..m. on Friday, September 27 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky on Airport Road in Lexington.

Another gathering is scheduled the next morning, Saturday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church on Old Todds Road in Lexington.

Memorial contributions in Gobb's name should be sent to Kentucky United Methodist Home for Children and Youth in Versailles and the Hope Center in Lexington.

Gobb headed the airport for nearly a decade, including in 2006 when Comair Flight 5191 crashed killing 49 people.

In 2009, a state audit of the airport turned up more than a half million-dollars in questionable spending. As a result, Gobb was sentenced to five years probation for theft by deception. He had been working for the Stein Group for about 18 months.

The coroner has not yet released a cause of death, pending toxicology results.

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