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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews plan to begin removing trees near Bowman Field by early November in an effort to improve nighttime flying conditions at the general aviation airport.
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority this week awarded a $248,900 contract to the Bob Ray Co., which will take out at least 70 trees and shrubs at Big Spring Country Club and off Cannons Lane east of the airport.
The work is the first in connection with new Federal Aviation Administration safety rules announced two years ago that triggered an evaluation of tree cutting in neighborhoods near the airport, said Skip Miller, the airport authority's executive director.
The project to start in late October or early November will use airport funds. It comes after the FAA canceled instrument approaches to the airport over the summer – a restriction that "hampers pilots and diminishes Bowman Field's operating capacity," according to a consultant's letter sent to neighbors in August.
Miller told airport authority board members that two trees will be planted for every tree lost during the work.
The broader plan to cut trees in as many as 250 "areas of interest" near the airport's two runways is still being evaluated, Miller said. An environmental assessment will determine how many trees are affected and whether they'll be trimmed or removed, he said.
"We won't start that until the first of the year," Miller said.
Some neighbors have opposed the proposal and its potential effect on the area's tree canopy. A group called Plea for Trees, which supports the "continued safe co-existence of neighborhoods and the airport," has argued that up to 1,000 mature trees could be removed.
In May, an airport consultant told neighbors that the FAA has apparently reduced the size of the area under consideration.
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:12 PM EST2013-12-05 23:12:18 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A state lawmaker has proposed another change to Kentucky's eminent domain laws – a move he believes would help keep developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline from seizingMore >>
Sen. Jimmy Higdon says legislation would help keep pipeline from taking land if owners don't want to grant easements. In separate act, group sues pipeline company. More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:08 PM EST2013-12-05 20:08:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Two credit rating agencies have weighed in on $747 million in bonds Kentucky plans to sell next week to finance its share of the Ohio River Bridges Project. On Thursday, Moody'sMore >>
Bonds still are considered investment-worthy, according to Wall Street ratings announced a week before sale. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:48 AM EST2013-12-04 16:48:46 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Critics of the Bluegrass Pipeline point to the safety record of the project's developers, claiming a history of leaks, spills and even explosions at their facilities raise concernsMore >>
Pipeline developers defend their safety records as critics raise concerns about past incidents, safety of natural gas liquids. More >>
Wednesday, November 20 2013 2:02 PM EST2013-11-20 19:02:12 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Federal Highway Administration has approved a loan to help Kentucky finance its portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project, according to Gov. Steve Beshear's office. The $452More >>
Loan part of overall financing plan for state's share of $2.6 billion work.More >>
Friday, November 15 2013 4:33 PM EST2013-11-15 21:33:09 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Moody's Investors Service has lowered its confidence in the ability of arena officials to repay the construction debt on the KFC Yum! Center, citing the dependence on a special taxingMore >>
Analysts cite sluggish tax revenue, limitations of U of L lease as factors.More >>