Airport director expected back Aug. 19

Blue Grass Airport executive director Michael Gobb is expected to return to his job Aug. 19, according to information the Herald-Leader obtained through an open records request.

Gobb asked for a leave from his job under the Family Medical Leave Act because of a “serious health condition” he has, according to a form he filled out July 19.

He could not be reached for comment Monday.

Airport board chairman Bernie Lovely approved Gobb's leave the day before Gobb submitted his written request.

Gobb has been executive director since 1998 and, effective July 1, received a raise of more than $10,000, to $219,450 annually, according to the documents.