It was announced May 29, that several Maine airports, including the Knox County Regional Airport, have been awarded federal grants, totaling more than $4.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to be used for general improvements and safety enhancements.

“Maine's large geographic area makes air travel an important transportation option that connects towns and cities across the state,”said U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a joint statement. “Maine's small airports play a vital role in supporting local businesses, especially in the state's more rural regions. This funding will help make necessary improvements and maintain a safe operational environment at our airports.”

Knox County Regional Airport will be awarded $135,000  to rehabilitate the runway.