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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding a $170,000 airport improvement grant to the West Liberty Airport. The grant will fund property enhancements required to construct a new Runway Safety Area to meet FAA standards.

“This grant will allow West Liberty Airport to improve current runway conditions, which is a major step in the right direction to open up Morgan County and the surrounding communities to additional transportation options,” said Rogers. “I am glad to see that the federal government working with our small towns and rural areas to address their needs. These funds are essential for our smaller general aviation airports, which serve as critical job creators and are instrumental in attracting businesses to invest in our region.”

Grants are awarded through the FAA, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports, including improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit