Joshua Morrison/News A ribbon-cutting was held to celebrate the opening of a reconstructed apron at the Knox County Airport. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, Tim Ross, representative for Congressman Bob Gibbs; Sam Barone, executive director of Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County; Jason Booth, Knox County administrator; Knox County Commissioners, Thom Collier, Roger Reed and Teresa Bemiller; James Bryant, Ohio Department of Transportation; John Mayfield, Federal Aviation Administration, Detroit; Knox County Airport board members Chris Cordle and Hunter Wright; CHA consultant Mark Heckroth; Airport Manager Josh Wynn; and Brandie Scott, Buds Inc.

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A ribbon-cutting was held to celebrate the opening of a reconstructed apron at the Knox County Airport. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, Tim Ross, representative for Congressman Bob Gibbs; Sam Barone, executive director of Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County; Jason Booth, Knox County administrator; Knox County Commissioners, Thom Collier, Roger Reed and Teresa Bemiller; James Bryant, Ohio Department of Transportation; John Mayfield, Federal Aviation Administration, Detroit; Knox County Airport board members Chris Cordle and Hunter Wright; CHA consultant Mark Heckroth; Airport Manager Josh Wynn; and Brandie Scott, Buds Inc.
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MOUNT VERNON — Dignitaries from all aspects of life in Knox County gathered at the Knox County Regional Airport Thursday afternoon to celebrate the completed reconstruction of an airport apron.

The apron functions essentially as a parking space for aircraft to load and unload passengers and equipment. The reconstruction allows larger corporate planes to use the Knox County Regional Airport, at 6481 Kinney Road, said Chris Cordle, president of the Knox County Regional Airport Authority.

Joshua Morrison/News Chris Cordle, president of the Knox County Regional Airport Authority speaks during a ceremony held in an hangar at the Knox County Airport.

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“The overall goal is to increase the opportunities and quality offerings to the people of Knox County and the surrounding area,” Cordle said during the ceremony.

The previous apron was built to service smaller airplanes, Cordle explained.

Joshua Morrison/News Chris Cordle, president of the Knox County Regional Airport Authority speaks during a ceremony held in an hangar at the Knox County Airport.

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