WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu October 18, 2012
Renovation Almost Finished at Owensboro-Daviess County Airport
Work on a nearly $3 million terminal expansion and renovation at Owensboro's airport is almost complete. Airport Manager Bob Whitmer tells The Messenger-Inquirer the project will resolve overcrowding and give the terminal a modern look.
Whitmer and project manager Joel Morrill walked officials through the terminal this week.
Since February 2009 when Allegiant Air began nonstop air service to Orlando, Fla., Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport often has nearly 300 passengers coming and going inside the terminal — plus others who may take them or pick them up.
The project also includes remodeling the lobby and waiting areas and adding new seating and ticket counters.
The facility received a $1.6 million Kentucky Economic Development Fund loan from the state and a $500,000 coal severance fund grant from Daviess and Ohio counties.