Kentucky National Guard opens 2 new facilities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky National Guard has opened two new facilities, one in Frankfort and one in Louisville.

The guard said in a news release that Gov. Steve Beshear and the state’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Army Aviation Support Facility in Frankfort. The $26 million facility has nearly 126,000 square feet of combined space to house UH-60 Blackhawk and LUH-72 Lakota helicopters. It replaces a facility built in 1971.

Tonini later cut the ribbon on the Bowman Readiness Center in Louisville. The Butler Reserve Center was acquired by the guard two years ago, and Kentucky invested $4 million to renovate it. The center will support operations of the state’s National Guard units.


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