WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – The Henderson City-County Airport will be receiving over $600,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to extend a runway.
US Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the FAA is awarding $478 million in airport infrastructure grants.
Henderson is one of four airports that will receive the grants.
“This significant investment in airport improvements in Kentucky will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said Chao.
“The FAA has required us to do this, to keep our rating as a full service general aviation airport., so we have no choice. It looks like the FAA is, after demanding that we do it, they’re going to contribute their part.”
Henderson fiscal court is using eminent domain to get the land needed for a longer runway. Officials expect it to be a long process.
(This story was originally published on July 31, 2019)