The plan to expand, refurbish and re-open Kentucky Kingdom has hit another snag. Talks have broken down between the state Fair Board and businessman Ed Hart’s Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company. Fair Board president Harold Workman says the two sides couldn’t agree on where certain revenue streams should be steered, but declined to elaborate. The board… Continue reading Talks End Between Fair Board and Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company
The first day of the Kentucky Fair Board’s annual hiring spree drew hundreds of job seekers for the 350 part-time positions available. The openings are for ushers, ticket takers and other positions at the convention center, Freedom Hall and KFC Yum Center. Ryan Zencka, a freelance event staffer, knows the minimum wage salary is low… Continue reading Hiring for Fair Board Jobs Begins
Even though state funding may not be available this year, the group seeking to renovate and reopen the Kentucky Kingdom theme park is not yet looking for other sources of money. The Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company’s plans to reopen the park next year hinge on whether the General Assembly grants the state Fair Board a $50 million bond.
Ed Hart sold the park to Six Flags in 1997. The company is undergoing bankruptcy, and Hart hopes to run the park again and re-open it by next year.
The annual hiring process for temporary state fair workers begins next month. The Kentucky State Fair Board is hiring fewer workers than last year because turnover is lower in the economic downturn.
Kentucky State Fair Board president Harold Workman is expected to recommend a new operator for the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park site tomorrow . The park was closed earlier this year by operator Six Flags, which is going through bankruptcy proceedings.
The Kentucky State Fair Board is preparing to keep Freedom Hall active once the new downtown arena opens.
At least four companies have approached the Kentucky State Fair Board about taking over the Kentucky Kindgom amusement park property. But officials aren’t likely to meet with those companies until next month.
The head of the Kentucky State Fair Board says he’s still open to negotiations with Six Flags, though a new agreement keep Kentucky Kingdom open may be difficult.