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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The fair board, which owns the property, has an agreement with businessman Ed Hart to re-open and operate the park, but is asking lawmakers for a $50 million bond issue to help implement its redevelopment plan.
Hundreds of people stood in line Monday to apply for jobs at this year’s Kentucky State Fair. The fair board plans to fill 450 temporary positions, including maintenance work, groundskeeping, tour guides and tram drivers.
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 […]
by Stephanie Crosby A former operator of Kentucky Kingdom has been selected as a potential new operator of the park. Six Flags announced earlier this year it would close the park, and the Kentucky State Fair Board has been looking for a new operator since then. Board President Harold Workman says out of two proposals […]
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. […]
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 […]