Georgetown-Scott County Regional Airport receives prestigious federal award
Community pride and care cited
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2011) – The Georgetown-Scott County Regional Airport has received the first Southern Region Administrator’s Outstanding Airport Award for 2010 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award was presented on Jan. 27, during the FAA Southern Region Conference in Atlanta.
“There was just a lot of pride and care taken in the airport,” said FAA Regional Administrator Doug Murphy. “What sets it apart is it’s an airport where the community pulled together to make it a great, feel-good place – from those who work there, to the farmer who lives across the street, all the way into the city and county. This kind of makes them the little airport than not only could, but did.”
“This is even more remarkable in that over 600 other airports were in the running for this prestigious recognition,” said R. Winn Turney, commissioner of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Aviation. “We, along with the FAA and the locals, put a substantial monetary investment in that facility.”
The Transportation Cabinet allocated $4.75 million to the airport. That allocation included $3.5 million for improving 5,500 feet of runway, $750,000 for a new terminal facility, and $250,000 for expanded parking areas.