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Suggestions for Lexington's Blue Grass Airport? Now is the time to weigh in

Josh James

Blue Grass Airport is seeking public input on its new master plan.

The master plan maps out goals and strategies covering five, ten, and twenty year spans — and is typically updated only once in a decade. And the process is a lengthy one. Over the course of the next 18 months, the airport will gather and analyze operational, environmental, and financial data about the facility and consult with both experts and the general public.

The idea: Find out how to meet Lexington and the surrounding region's airport demands in the future.

It's a tougher job than it might have been just a few years ago, before the pandemic and a more volatile economy have shaken up expectations.

But the chair of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board said in a release that, as the aviation industry evolves, it's important to hear from stakeholders.

Residents and those interested can weigh in in two ways: one is to attend a fall 2022 public meeting on September 22 at a yet-to-be-announced location, or provide comments through the airport's dedicated website: bluegrassairport.com/masterplan.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.