Central Kentucky airport recommended for federal funding

Published 5:01 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has recommended that the federal Appalachian Regional Commission approve a roughly $1 million infrastructure project that would extend wastewater collection and treatment service to the Central Kentucky Regional Airport.

Existing water and sewer systems at the airport cannot support the anticipated future transportation needs, Beshear said Tuesday. The need for upgrades is amplified by the presence of the Eastern Kentucky University flight school at the airport, which soon will create an aviation mechanic program that will use airport facilities.

“These infrastructure upgrades will encourage more investments and bring even more jobs to this region,” Beshear added.