Commercial airline service plans are put on hold

A resolution needed for funding was tabled at the Pike County Fiscal Court meeting.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2011, file photo, an American Eagle jet taxis at Boston's Logan International Airport. The Transportation Department announced Monday, Nov. 14, that they are fining the regional affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping passengers cooped up on planes for over three hours in Chicago at O'Hare International Airport earlier this year. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Plans for commercial airline service in Pike County are put on hold.

A resolution needed for funding was tabled at the Pike County Fiscal Court meeting.

The Pike County Airport Board wants to use multi-county coal severance funds to further the project.

Others in county government say more time is needed to decide if that is the best option.

“Yes we are 100 percent for commercial air service and we'll do anything we can. The question is, where the funding comes,” Pike County Judge Executive said Wayne T. Rutherford

Another meeting will be held next week about the proposal.

The plan is expected to be presented to the Knott County Fiscal Court Tuesday.


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