HEBRON, Ky. – One Ohio leader is challenging the Kenton County Airport Board's effectiveness after a year of newsworthy ups and downs, and is demanding change as well as a more prominent voice for Ohio on the board.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, wrote a letter to to fellow Democrat, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, to revisit the structure of the board that runs the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Ohioans makes up 60 percent of all departing passengers at the airport, Kentucky residents make up 30 percent, while Indiana residents make up the remaining 10 percent.
Yet, Brown said, Ohio representatives lack an executive voice, giving Kentucky the monopoly on decision-making for the airport.
“CVG has played an important role in the growth of Cincinnati’s economic development. With new carriers, more passengers and an increase in freight operations, it’s clear that Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are excellent places to live and do business,” Brown said.
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