9:21am

Fri August 2, 2013
The Commonwealth

Upgrades Federally Funded At Three Kentucky Airports

Military aircraft takes off from Frankfort's Capitol City Airport.
Military aircraft takes off from Frankfort's Capitol City Airport.
Credit Kentucky National Guard

Three Kentucky airports are sharing more than $1 million in federal grants. The grants will go to the Fleming-Mason Airport in Flemingsburg, the Marion-Crittenden County Airport and Frankfort's Capitol City Airport. The money was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, and it will cover a large percentage of the project costs.

The Flemingsburg airport is receiving $518,576 for property acquisition near a runway. The Marion-Crittenden County Airport will get about $500,000 for construction of a 10-unit hangar and Frankfort's airport is getting $100,000 to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Aviation is also kicking in funding to cover portions of the projects.