The Wayne County Airport is among airports across Kentucky that will 
share in funding through the Federal Aviation Administration's 
Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
    The federal funding was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, 
Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    The local airport has been awarded $20,000, according to an 
announcement made last week by Senator Mitch McConnell.
    "Kentucky's network of world-class airports drive our economy and 
support good jobs. As our country faces the health and economic 
crisis of the coronavirus, we must maintain these critical features 
of Kentucky's infrastructure. When this crisis is over, our Common-
wealth will be ready to once again take flight," said McConnell. "As 
Senate Majority Leader, I was proud to keep Kentucky's priorities—
including our airports and their workers—at the center of the 
national discussion."
    Airports in Kentucky and around the country face financial hardships 
as a result of the coronavirus.
    The CARES Act included funding to provide economic relief to certain 
airports impacted by COVID-19.  According to the FAA, the federal 
government will supply 100 percent of the AIP funding, which normally 
requires a local match.
    Statewide airports were awarded more than $77 million through the CARES Act.

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