(NASHVILLE, TN), October 19, 2010 — State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) said today she has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a $7,110 grant has been approved for the William L. Whitehurst Airport in Hardeman County.
The grant is available through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics and comes after the award of a $10,000 grant from the department last year.
“Access to airports are essential to the economic development of our county, as well as use for local citizens,” said Gresham. “This grant will assist us in making needed improvements.”
Gresham said the funds will be used for tree trimming and tree removal near the airfield. The grant was recommended by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.
“I’m very pleased that this grant will enable us to continue improvements at William L. Whitehurst Field,” added Gresham. “We will continue to work to bring our tax dollars back to Hardeman County.”