Joshua Morrison/News Felled trees are stacked near the Knox County Airport fencing on Airport Road. A 100-foot perimeter around the fencing is being cleared of trees with “good” timber sold as part of the contract. Neighbors are questioning some of the methods and judgements of which trees are to be removed and how it will affect noise in the neighborhood.

MOUNT VERNON — Workers for K&A Professional Wood Services of Mansfield have begun clearing the wood and brush from along the new fence surrounding the Knox County Airport.

Airport Manager Josh Wynn told the News the work should be completed in “two to three weeks.” The purpose of the work, he said, is to protect the fence that was erected to keep deer out of the airport. Deer getting on the runway are a serious hazard for airplanes, he said.

The 10-foot high fence also has three strands of barbed wire on top and so far has done an excellent job, Wynn added.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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