The operation of an Unmanned Aircraft System, commonly referred to as a drone, within 5 miles of an airport is regulated by the FAA along with Kentucky law. Consult the FAA's website to understand your responsibilities. Failure to comply may subject the operator to prosecution.
Additionally, non-commercial drone operators desiring to operate within 5 miles of the CVG should refer to the FAA’s UAS Facility Map, which outlines where such drone operations can and cannot occur. Under Kentucky law, non-commercial drone operators must receive CVG and FAA approval to operate within the red shaded areas on the map.
Use the AirMap app for Apple or Android devices to seek both FAA and CVG approval. (Commercial operators need only FAA approval but are encouraged to also use the AirMap link.)