March 11, 2006 - Posted at 12:53 p.m. CST
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) _ The idea of a regional airport serving
northeast Arkansas is catching the interest of some officials.
Walnut Ridge and Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce leaders
have presented resolutions seeking federal money for an airport
study to representatives of Congressman Marion Berry and the
state's two senators.
Ted Moskal of the county Chamber of Commerce said a movement to
study the airport needs of the region began about 18 months ago and
most people contacted have expressed support for a study. He
estimates the study would cost about 300-thousand dollars.
Walnut Ridge Mayor Glenn Murphy says some perceive the move as
involving the Walnut Ridge airport only. But the mayor says city
officials aren't necessarily wanting a regional airport located in