May 1--A new radio commercial by opponents of Blue Grass Airport's expansion plans ominously states that a new runway would "destroy several horse farms and thousands of homes."
Urban County Councilwoman Gloria Martin -- during a debate on the new runway earlier this week -- implied that a new runway could require the condemnation of the county's newest high school and posh subdivisions such as Firebrook and Palomar Hills.
Those are two of the most attention-grabbing recent entries in the ongoing war of words over a proposal to build a 9,000-foot runway at Blue Grass Airport.
But airport officials say such arguments are simply "absurd."
"Statements like that are silly at best, spurious at worst," said Mike Flack, executive director at the airport. "For people to say we're going to condemn Palomar or …