WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that two Butler County airports have received federal funding for airport improvements. The Butler County Board of Commissioners has been awarded $62,505, and the City of Middletown has been awarded $44,550 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The federal funds will be used to rehabilitate the apron at the Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton and will be used to rehabilitate the runway at Middletown Regional/ Hook Field Airport in Middletown.

“This is great news for Butler County,” Brown said. “These improvements will enhance the capacity of the Butler County Regional Airport and Middletown/ Hook Field Regional Airport.  These federal dollars will go a long way in sustaining travel in and out of the airport for area residents and businesses.”

Butler County Regional Airport is a reliever airport associated with Hamilton. Middletown Regional / Hook Field Airport is a general aviation airport associated with Middletown.