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Funding that subsidizes domestic flight services at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah will return in the 2018 federal budget and be fully restored in 2019. Transportation secretary Elaine Chao made the announcement in a meeting with Paducah business leaders in Washington D.C. last week.

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Members of the Paducah business community head to Washington DC Wednesday for a two-day meeting with the state Congressional delegation and other officials.

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  Barkley Regional Airport is using $1.88 million in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration for airport improvement projects.

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   President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reduces funding for many domestic programs including a service that funds operations at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah. The 2018 budget calls for the elimination of the Essential Air Service. The program contracts certificated air carriers to serve small communities. Airport manager Richard Roof said the cut would “delete a substantial amount of funding” for airline services including commercial flights to the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

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Barkley Regional Airport is gauging public interest in adding a Paducah to Nashville flight.

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Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah is celebrating 70 years of service this year. Vice President, and western Kentucky native, Alben Barkley was instrumental in its foundation. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf and Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian Sarah Hopley of Murray State University's Pogue Library explore the special collection documenting the correspondence between the Vice President and community leaders and a detailed account of what the early days looked like for the airport. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reached a long sought-after agreement with two major airlines — United and American — to build a new runway at O'Hare airport. The $1.3 billion project will increase capacity at the congested airfield in hopes of reducing delays.

However, the deal does not include an agreement with the airlines to increase terminal space and add new gates, which some travel industry experts say is critical to reducing congestion at O'Hare, an airport notorious among frequent fliers for delays.

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Starting next week, Illinois and Missouri driver’s licenses will no longer count as valid form of identification at airports.

The change comes as regulations taking effect January 10 require states to meet new federal guidelines for IDs.  

Barkley Regional Airport

  Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah has canceled flights this afternoon because of severe weather. Airport Marketing Director Eddie Grant says due to the volume of cancelations nationwide, flights are filling up fast.  The local airport only provides flights to Chicago and the earliest availability at the moment to rebook is Thursday.  Grant says the best way to check schedules is via United.com and the airport’s twitter and Facebook accounts. The Associated Press reports a winter storm forecast could bring Chicago up to a half-inch of ice and wind gusts reaching 60 mph. The National Weather Service says power outages are possible.

Grants says those needing to rebook can do so by calling 1-800-864-8331. Call delays are expected. 

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Airline company SkyWest is on target for its busiest year yet at Paducah’s Barkley Regional Airport.

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