Local/Regional News
7:47 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Ky. National Guard To Break Ground On Facility

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky National Guard is set to break ground on a new $25 million Army Aviation Support facility in Frankfort.

The new hangars and offices space will replace an older facility built in 1958.

With more than 92,000 square feet of combined space, the new complex will provide protection for the Kentucky Guard's UH-60 Blackhawk and OH-58 helicopter fleet, along with maintenance and training space for the crews that fly and work on them.

A formal groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday morning at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini, Frankfort Mayor Bill May and Franklin County Judge-Executive Ted Collins will take part in the ceremony.