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$1M Going to Owensboro Airport for COVID-19 Prevention

The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport has received over $1 million of federal funding that will go toward keeping airport workers and travelers safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 11:59 AM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 12:18 PM

More than $1 million is going to the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell says the money comes from the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020.

The funds will go to keep both travelers and airport workers safe, "Hardworking Kentuckians at Owensboro’s airport have faced serious challenges over the last year. Through five historic and bipartisan rescue packages in 2020, I led the Senate to deliver the critical resources to help them face these hurdles and continue to thrive,” said Senator McConnell.

The Federal Aviation Administration distributed the money, which can be used for operations, sanitation, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the airport.

Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport Operations Manager, Tristan Durbin says the state is fortunate to have a strong leader in Senator McConnell, “His leadership has aided the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport by granting necessary funding enabling the airport to support the local economy and maintain vital air service for Owensboro and the surrounding region.”

Last year, Senator McConnell announced the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport received more than $1.1 million in federal funding, including from the CARES Act.

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