Talks Continue On Kentucky Kingdom Reopening Plan

Louisville Metro Government officials say they remain hopeful that the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park will re-open next spring. A financing plan proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer in May to reopen the park would include more than $17 million in city-issued bonds, but Fischer’s chief financial officer tells the Courier-Journal that developer Ed Hart may try […]

Workman Says Deal Close To Reopen Kentucky Kingdom

From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky State Fair Board President Harold Workman says he’s still hopeful that Kentucky Kingdom amusement park can be reopened in 2012. Workman told a panel of state lawmakers recently that the board and Louisville Metro Government are close to finalizing an agreement to re-open Kentucky Kingdom next year. He […]

Talks Continue On Kentucky Kingdom Reopening

Louisville businessman Ed Hart and the Kentucky State Fair Board have extended their interim agreement to negotiate a lease under which Hart would redevelop the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park.    The park has been shuttered since its previous owner, Six Flags, declared bankruptcy in early 2010. Hart’s agreement was due to expire at the end of this […]

Ed Hart: “Scratching My Head” Over City’s Ky Kingdom Decision

The developer who wants to re-open Kentucky Kingdom amusement park says he’s not sure how to proceed after the city declined this week to approve a $20 million bond issue to get the facility back in working order. Ed Hart had hoped to use the money to partially reopen the park in 2012 and make […]

Fair Board Adds Additional Interview Dates for 400 Open Jobs

by Stephanie Crosby After a flood of applicants deluged the Kentucky State Fair Board’s recruitment fairs this week, the board added two additional dates next week. Spokesperson Vicki Glass says they’re hiring for 400 part-time jobs in their Venue Services Department, to staff events at the Kentucky International Convention Center, the Kentucky Exposition Center and […]

Six Flags Says It Will Close Kentucky Kingdom

Officials with the Six Flags amusement park company says they will close the Kentucky Kingdom park in Louisville. An announcement from the company, which is emerging from bankruptcy, says it was unable to reach a deal with the Kentucky State Fair Board on a new lease for the property, located at the Kentucky Exposition Center. […]

Arena Sales Team Soliciting Business

Louisville’s new downtown arena won’t open for another two years, but officials say marketing efforts for the facility are well underway. Arena Authority Executive Director Harold Workman says a sales team has gone to work to bring events to the arena at Second and Main Streets. “They are actively pursuing four or five leads right […]