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Regional support growing for new airline service at EKX

70 Groups, including five in Columbia and Adair County, support new airline service at Elizabethtown Regional Airportthrough the Partnership for Central Kentucky Airline Service
The Elizabethtown Airport Board says that there is very substantial support for new commercialairline service at the Elizabethtown Regional Airport (EKX).

During the past several months, the Airport Board's consultant, Luke Schmidt, has met with numerous government jurisdictions, chamber boards andindustrial development boards throughout the 24 county Elizabethtown Regional Air Service Market. During these meetings and presentations, Schmidthas presented the project as a means to further connect the entire region to the global economy.

In addition, groups throughout the region have recognized the value that new airline service will bring in terms of providing an additional selling point forprospective new businesses and industry, thereby helping to create thousands of new jobs in the future, Schmidt says.

As of July 16, 2007, 70 organizations, including four in Columbia and Adair County, have formally considered and passed resolutions of support for the development of new airline service at EKX. In addition, over 100 letters of support have been received from elected officials, business and industry leaders and individuals.

Joe Yates, Chairman of the Elizabethtown Airport Board said, "The Board is pleased with the overwhelming support that it has received from all of theseorganizations.This support clearly indicates that the region is ready to embrace new airline service."

Luke Schmidt said that outreach efforts have also extended to Fort Knox. "This effort has truly become a regional project in every sense of the word."

Following is a list of the organizations which have passed formal resolutions of support:
  • Adair County Fiscal Court
  • Albany City Council
  • Albany/Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bardstown CityCouncil
  • Barren County Fiscal Court
  • Beaver Dam City Commission
  • Breckinridge County Chamber of Commerce
  • Breckinridge County Emergency Medical Service
  • Breckinridge County Fiscal Court
  • Breckinridge County United
  • Butler CountyFiscal Court
  • Campbellsville City Council
  • Campbellsville Taylor County Industrial Development Authority
  • Caneyville CityCouncil
  • Central City City Council
  • Clinton County Fiscal Court
  • Cloverport City Council
  • Columbia/Adair County Chamberof Commerce
  • Columbia/Adair County Industrial Foundation
  • Columbia/Adair County Tourism Commission
  • Columbia CityCouncil
  • Edmonton City Council
  • Edmonton/Metcalfe County Industrial Foundation
  • Elizabethtown City Council
  • Elizabethtown/Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation
  • Elizabethtown IndependentSchool District
  • Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau
  • Glasgow/Barren County Industrial Development Economic Authority
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Grayson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Grayson County Fiscal Court
  • Grayson County TourismCommission
  • Greater Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville City Council
  • Hancock County Fiscal Court
  • Hardin County Board of Education
  • Hardin County Fiscal Court
  • Hart County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hart County FiscalCourt
  • Hart County Industrial Authority
  • Hartford City Council
  • Hodgenville City Council
  • Hodgenville/Larue County IndustrialFoundation
  • Irvington Heritage/Main Street Council
  • Larue County Chamber of Commerce
  • Larue County Fiscal Court
  • LarueCounty School District
  • Leitchfield City Council
  • Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Corporation
  • Lincoln Trail AreaDevelopment District
  • Marion County Fiscal Court
  • Meade County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Meade County Fiscal Court
  • Metcalfe County Fiscal Court
  • Monroe County Fiscal Court
  • Morgantown/Butler County Chamber of Commerce
  • MorgantownCity Council
  • Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court
  • Nelson County Economic Development Agency
  • North Hardin EconomicDevelopment Authority
  • Ohio County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio County Fiscal Court
  • One Knox
  • Radcliff City Counci
  • Radcliff Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Russell County Chamber of Commerce
  • Russell County Fiscal Court
  • TaylorCounty Fiscal Court
  • Tompkinsville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

This story was posted on 2007-07-17 22:14:48
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