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Three regional airports are getting a total of more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation for new construction and other projects.

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Barkley Regional Airport has canceled about 14 flights due to the disruption at the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, Ill.

Stepping Out for Child Watch is hosting a 5K on the Runway fundraiser at Barkley Airport June 14th, followed by an evening with the Murr Vegas All Stars at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Child Watch's mission is to provide a child-friendly environment for the prevention, evaluation and treatment of child abuse victims. On Sounds Good, we learn more about the event from Leadership Paducah Class 27's Tammy Thompson.

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The number of passengers flying through Barkley Regional Airport has plateaued, and according to Airport Marketing Director Eddie Grant, it's the result of sequestration. He says cutbacks in government travel have stunted the airport's growth.

“We’re not showing any kind of decline which is always a good thing. We’re not showing any growth either but, you know, treading water is better than drowning.”

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Barkley Regional Airport tower is staying open through September instead of closing June 15.

The Federal Aviation Administration announcement affects 149 small airports and comes after President Barack Obama signed the Reducing Delays Act May 1. The bill originally allowed the FAA to divert $253 million from other funding sources to end furloughs and keep the towers open. But keeping towers open became optional when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid objected to the provision.

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The control tower at Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah could be closed in the next few months if automatic federal budget cuts occur on March 1st. The Federal Aviation Administration would lose about $600 million dollars from the so-called "sequestration."

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Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.

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Regional jet service provider SkyWest extended their contract for Chicago jet service with Barkley Regional Airport for another two years.