walkLEX: Bluegrass Airport Runway 9-27

My lil Kaintuckeean headed down the runway, Lexington, Ky.
Lexington's Blue Grass Airport hosted this month's Second Sunday (a monthly event in Lexington; once a year in October around the state) which is designed to get people out exercising. The new Runway 9-27 is 4,000 feet long and was the perfect venue for the event. People had bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards and scooters. There were old WWII era planes on display and various emergency vehicles were also present. The biggest hit was probably the LFUCG ambulance since its patient area is air conditioned (a plus in 90-degree weather!)

Runway 9-27 replaces the old runway, 8-26, from which the ill-fated Comair Flight 191 took off. Runway 9-27 is expected to open for general aviation traffic in August - just in time for the World Equestrian Games. Here's what the Herald-Leader had to say.