N0261090GREENVILLE, Ky. (6/6/14) - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, announced today, Friday, June 6 that Muhlenberg County will receive a federal grant of $1,550,000 for the county's airport.

The award, given by the Federal Aviation Administration will provide funds for the construction phase of a taxiway at the Muhlenberg County Airport. The taxiway will eliminate the need for aircraft to "back-taxi" on the runway.

"I am pleased to see Muhlenberg County receive these construction funds," Whitfield said.  "This will provide the opportunity for growth and development within this community."

SurfKY News
Information provided by Robert W. Hankins

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

March 25, 2015 5106

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4965

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4886

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 4637

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 24, 2015 4097

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3819

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13071

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11430

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 4637

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 1910

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 1411

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 1108

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 27, 2015 1062

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 945

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 789

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 753

Sheriff Explains Numerous Duties of Office,…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 705

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
March 27, 2015 681

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News