Sturgis, Ky., airport to get $1.5 million in grants
July 29, 2013
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  • STURGIS, Ky. — The Sturgis Municipal Airport has been granted more than $1.5 million for runway maintenance, according to the office of Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The total project will cost $1.59 million, with $79,600 provided by a grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Aviation and $1.43 million in a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The remainder will come from local funding sources.

    The Sturgis airport was originally built to serve Camp Breckinridge during World War II, with runways and fueling facilities for air traffic crossing the country.

    Meanwhile the Muhlenberg County Airport has been awarded a $150,000 FAA grant and $12,500 in state funds for a $167,000 project involving the design of a new partial taxiway and apron expansion.

    “Our general aviation airports are tremendous assets,” Beshear said. “Keeping them safe and modernized helps promote economic development in the commonwealth and enhances the quality of life for all Kentuckians.”