Upgrades Federally Funded At Three Kentucky Airports

Aug 2, 2013

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.