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Governor Beshear announces funding for airports in western Kentucky

Monday, 07 29, 2013

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian
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$1.76 million for maintenance, design services at Union and Muhlenberg County facilities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that more than $1.76 million has been awarded to improve airports in Union and Muhlenberg counties.

Sturgis Municipal Airport in Union County will receive $1.59 million for runway maintenance, and Muhlenberg County Airport will receive $167,000 for the design of a new partial taxiway and apron expansion.

“Our general aviation airports are tremendous assets,” Gov. Beshear said. “Keeping them safe and modernized helps promote economic development in the Commonwealth and enhances the quality of life for all Kentuckians.”

Funding for these projects includes a $1.43 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant and $79,600 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Aviation to Sturgis Municipal Airport.

Muhlenberg County Airport will receive a $150,000 FAA grant and $12,500 in state funds.

Remaining funding will be provided by the respective airport boards.

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