Regional
9:06 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Airport Grants Given to Wayne County, Lexington

Gov. Steve Beshear says two Kentucky airports will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make needed improvements.

A statement on Thursday said the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington will receive $2.7 million to upgrade runways and the Wayne County Airport in Monticello will receive $373,760 to relocate and replace fuel tanks and do a study of its runway.

Beshear says airports are needed "for economic development, commerce and passenger travel" and keeping them updated and safe is of "vital" importance.