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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An investigation is underway, but foul play is not suspected in the death of former Blue Grass Airport Director Michael Gobb whose body was discovered in his apartment on Wednesday. 

Gobb stepped down as director of the airport in 2009, following a spending scandal.

He later pled guilty to theft by deception, but was sentenced to probation.

Gobb’s current employer Alan Stein told WKYT TV that he hired Gobb a year and a half ago as a sales executive, to give him a second chance after the scandal.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A master distiller who helped create the Woodford Reserve brand for Brown-Forman and came out of retirement in 2006 to help launch Angel's Envy has died.

A statement from Angel's Envy says 75-year-old Lincoln Henderson died late Tuesday. It did not give a reason.

Henderson was well-known and respected in the industry and was named as an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - R.J. Corman, a Jessamine County entrepreneur who ran a multimillion-dollar railroad and construction company, died on Friday. He was 58.

Company spokesman Noel Rush says Corman died about 11 a.m. at his home in Nicholasville. Corman, who went by "Rick," had been diagnosed in 2001 with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

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WASHINGTON -- Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room - her own front row seat to history.

Starting as a copy girl in 1943, when women were considered unfit for serious reporting, Thomas rose to bureau chief.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  -- National Amateur Athletic Union president Louis Stout, who sought to foster a "culture of safety" with the implementation of several reforms, died Sunday at age 73, the organization said.