fair board http://wfpl.org en State Fair Attendance Drops http://wfpl.org/post/state-fair-attendance-drops <p>New calculations show that Kentucky State Fair attendance dropped slightly this year, but state officials say the event was still a success.</p><p>Attendance was just under 600,000 for the 11-day event. That's about 5,000 fewer people than the year before and the first time since 2008 that attendance was below 600,000.</p><p>Attendance has varied for the last decade, fluctuating by several thousand year to year.</p><p>Fair Board officials say weather, the economy, the start of school and the entertainment lineup can all affect attendance, and they're satisfied with this year's numbers.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:21:34 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1490 at http://wfpl.org State Fair Attendance Drops Ed Hart Shares New Proposal for Kentucky Kingdom http://wfpl.org/post/ed-hart-shares-new-proposal-kentucky-kingdom <p>If you're heading to the Kentucky State Fair this weekend, you'll notice the gates of Kentucky Kingdom remain closed.&nbsp;Developer Ed Hart joined us Friday on <em>Byline</em> to talk about his newest proposal to re-open Kentucky Kingdom; it's a $40 million proposal with a team of supporters that reads like a who's who of the Louisville business scene.</p><p>Hart says re-opening Kentucky Kingdom would add $3 billion to Kentucky's economy.</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 1357 at http://wfpl.org Ed Hart Shares New Proposal for Kentucky Kingdom