Whitfield Announces More than $2 Million in Grants for Area Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, is pleased to announce grants to three area airports from the Federal Aviation Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Barkley Regional Airport Authority will receive $933,255.00. The grant will provide federal funding for the acquisition of snow removal equipment, the improvement of airport drainage, and the installation of taxiway lighting.

Fulton Airport Board will receive $579,550.00. The grant will provide federal funding for the construction of an 11,550 square foot hanger building.

Marion-Crittenden County Airport Board will receive $561,258.00. The grant will provide federal funding for the construction of a 10,000 square foot hanger building.

“I am pleased to see Barkley Regional, Fulton, and Marion-Crittenden County Airports receiving these federal funds,” Whitfield said. “From construction to completion, these projects will provide the opportunity for growth and development within these communities and benefit the surrounding areas as well.”

Barkley Regional Airport is a non-hub primary airport in Paducah. Both Fulton and Marion-Crittenden County Airports are general aviation airports associated with their respective cities.

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