GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AWARD $13 MILLION IN PROJECTS TO KENTUCKY AIRPORTS
Governor Ernie Fletcher, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Federal Aviation Administration and local governments award $12,799,037 in airport improvement projects to Kentucky's airports so far this year.
“Our airports are an important tool 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 on the forefront.”
Listed are a few examples of projects:
- Barkley Regional Airport-Paducah - Runway Rehabilitation & begin Phase 2 construction on a continuing airport project in the amount of $3,389,968
- Henderson City-County Airport - Airport Terminal Expansion in the amount of $900,000
- Addington Field-Elizabethtown Airport - Aircraft Hanger construction in the amount of $257,894
“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. “These are just a few of the many on-going airport projects around this grand state that continue 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%.
NOTE: Individual press releases detailing specific projects will be released by Cabinet Public Information Officers at the district level.