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Preparations now underway for full body scanners at Blue Grass Airport

Beginning Monday, you will likely notice changes when flying out of Blue Grass airport.

Early Monday morning, workers began making room for new full body scanners.

Older metal detectors began being moved.

Workers tell WKYT that the new full body scanners will be installed after 7 p.m. Monday, once the checkpoint closes.

While opponents of the full body scanners have said they can be an invasion of privacy, many passengers are getting used to them as a common part of flying.

"Doesn't seem like a privacy issue to me, all they're doing is scanning your body to see if they're anything hidden on you. I have nothing to hide," said Josh Ramsey who was flying out of Lexington Monday morning.

The new scanners won't be used until workers in Lexington are trained to use them.

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