Department of Highways, District 7
GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AWARD $432,829 TO THE MT. STERLING-MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPORT

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 24, 2005  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven
859-246-2355
davidb.thacker@ky.gov
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  David B. Thacker

Information Officer

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

District Seven

859-246-2355

davidb.thacker@ky.gov

 

GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AWARD $432,829 TO THE MT. STERLING-MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPORT

Airport Improvement Project

 

LEXINGTON, KY (October 24, 2005) - Governor Ernie Fletcher, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Federal Aviation Administration and local governments are working to upgrade the aviation network for the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Airport. A contract totaling $432,829 will be invested in taxiway rehabilitation which will allow for safer movement of aircraft during their movement to or from the runway.

 

 “Our airports are crucial to the future economic development in our state,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Aviation forecasts predict this industry will grow significantly over the next decade, and it's important that Kentucky is ready.”

 

“The Department of Aviation has a clear mission to improve aviation safety, enhance our existing infrastructure, add new infrastructure where gaps exist and make us more attractive to businesses that are looking to relocate or expand,” stated acting Secretary  Bill Nighbert.”  This project is an example of our continuing work to make Kentucky a shining example for aviation across the Nation!”

 

These improvement projects are the result of a partnership between the Federal Aviation Administration, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local governments.  The Federal Aviation Administration contributes 95% of the funding with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local governments providing the remaining 5%.

 

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