- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Small general-use airports around the state will share about $20 million in funding over the next two years for runway improvements.

A release from Gov. Matt Bevin says the repairs at many of the state’s small airports are overdue.

Bevin says business owners who fly in on corporate aircraft get their first impression of the state when they land at non-commercial airports. Bevin says investing in those facilities is “vital to strengthening the health of Kentucky’s economy.”

The release says 34 general aviation airports are slated to begin pavement improvement projects on aged runways, taxiways and aprons.

Among the airports scheduled to receive funding are the Big Sandy Regional Airport with $2.4 million; Russellville-Logan County Airport, $1.6 million; Sturgis Municipal Airport, $1.3 million; and Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport $1.1 million.

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