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Sep 8, 2012 3:36 PM

Louisville, Somerset Airports Receive FAA Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Louisville International Airport has been awarded $10 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants for improvements, and Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset will receive $75,000.

Gov. Steve Beshear announced the grants Thursday.

The Louisville airport will receive $8.1 million for snow removal equipment, including a snow plow and two dump trucks; extend a taxiway by 2,000 feet; and reconstruct some existing pavement. The airport will receive another $1.9 million to buy firefighting suits, update the pavement management program, reconstruct runway and taxiway pavement and conduct a study to recommend infrastructure and operational improvements to accommodate aircraft.

The Somerset airport's grant will be used to remove obstructions in a runway.

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