Senator McConnell Announces Nearly $700,000 for Regional Airports in Kentucky

McConnell advocated for this federal funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $379,620 to Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, Kentucky, and $294,000 to Stuart Powell Field in Danville, Kentucky.

Today’s funding will help overhaul critical infrastructure at Barkley Regional Airport and Stuart Powell Field. Both federal grants are funded through the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) Program, established in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Senator McConnell led the IIJA to Senate passage in 2021, and the President signed the bill into law. The IIJA gives Kentucky billions of federal dollars over five years to improve the Commonwealth’s roads, bridges, railroads, riverports, airports, broadband, and more.

“Kentuckians deserve to travel with peace of mind, trusting that their airports are both safe and resilient enough to meet growing demand. That’s why I’ve proudly advocated for federal investments into airports of all sizes across the Commonwealth,” said Senator McConnell. “I’m pleased to see the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act continue to deliver more wins for my home state so Kentucky’s communities are equipped with the resources they need to grow, thrive, and serve the Commonwealth.”