Federal grants go to aviation, tourism in Ky.

Three Kentucky projects will receive a total of $862,000 in grants from the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration, the organization announced this week.

The largest grant, $450,000, will go to the Henderson City-County Airport Board in Western Kentucky to build an aircraft hangar to allow two companies to expand operations.

Another $400,000 will go to the state Department for Local Government for "long-term economic redevelopment and mitigation strategies in Kentucky following four federally declared disasters in 2008," according to a news release.

The remaining $12,000 will go to the Big Sandy Area Development District of Prestonsburg to develop a tourism opportunities study.