A New Airport Moving Forward In Letcher County

A purchase of about 600 acres of land is a big step toward Letcher County getting a new airport.“Our biggest challenge has been getting our property, getting ownership of our property, and an environmental impact study done,” said Chairman of Letcher County’s Airport Board Joe DePriest.Local officials hope it will help the economy in Letcher County, by allowing businesses to easily access the area.“People that make decisions on hiring people, jobs, new companies, don’t really like driving three and four hours to get to a place,” said DePriest.

Source: MG News

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