DEBORD — Big Sandy Regional Airport will receive $300,000 in grant funds, to pay for improvements at the field.
The money will go to pay for rehabilitation of runway lighting, in order to maintain safe operations in low-visibility conditions.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced the grant, as part of a package of payments to nine airports across the state, totaling over $2 million. The grants are being paid out of Federal Aviation Administration funds.
“Airports are vital to Kentucky’s economy,” Gov. Beshear said. “It is essential that our airports are kept safe, well-maintained and up to date, and FAA funding is indispensable for such projects.”
Also receiving funding were airports in Ashland, Cynthiana, Danville, Glasgow, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Murray and Princeton.