Guns found at Ky. airports in 2022 slightly below 2021 totals
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Guns found in carry-on luggage at commercial Kentucky airports in 2022 is only slightly below 2021 totals.
At five Kentucky airports, Transportation Security Administration officers found 116 guns in carry-on luggage last year. The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport saw the most guns found at 53, with Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport at 49 and Blue Grass Airport at 14. Both Owensboro-Daviess County Regional and Barkley Regional airports came in with zero guns found.
Here’s a breakdown of guns found in carry-on luggage from the past five years:
|Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International (CVG)||31||30||31||43||49|
|Louisville Muhammad Ali International (SDF)||32||27||17||51||53|
|Blue Grass Airport (LEX)||11||14||10||22||14|
|Owensboro-Daviess County Regional (OWB)||0||1||0||2||0|
|Barkley Regional (PAH)||1||1||0||1||0|
In Kentucky, TSA screened approximately 6.9 million passengers leaving those five airports.