Community Dedicates Flight 5191 Memorial

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Kentucky Arboretum this morning to remember the 49 lives lost when Comair Flight 5191 crashed at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. The five year anniversary ceremony included the dedication of a sculpture of 49 silver birds flying upward. “If a memorial can… Continue reading Community Dedicates Flight 5191 Memorial

Group Seeking Funds to Maintain Comair Flight 5191 Memorial

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio A memorial group organizing a tribute to the victims of Comair Flight 5191 is making sure a special sculpture will have a lasting place in Lexington. In the wake of the August, 2006 plane crash that killed 49 people, hundreds of thousands of dollars poured in to help grieving… Continue reading Group Seeking Funds to Maintain Comair Flight 5191 Memorial

Flight 5191 Memorial Design Unveiled

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Brenna Angel A group dedicated to honoring the memory of 49 victims of a Lexington plane crash has unveiled its choice for a permanent memorial. The Comair Flight 5191 Memorial Commission says artist Douwe Blumberg will create a sculpture featuring 49 silver birds. The memorial will stand in the Hospice Reflection… Continue reading Flight 5191 Memorial Design Unveiled

Fundraising Continues For Guard Memorial

From WFPL’s Cassidy Herrington The Kentucky National Guard is collecting funds for a new memorial to be located at the entrance to the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort. Memorial Fund Secretary Jason LeMay says the memorial will include a statue of Daniel Boone on the site in addition to the names of Guard personnel… Continue reading Fundraising Continues For Guard Memorial

Memorial to Mark Two Years Since Deadly Plane Crash

The two-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed 49 people in Lexington is tomorrow. Hundreds of people are expected to remember the victims of Comair flight 5191 in a memorial service. The plane crashed shortly after taking off from the wrong runway at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington. Mayor’s office spokesperson Marianne Blodgett says the… Continue reading Memorial to Mark Two Years Since Deadly Plane Crash