Kentucky Fair Board http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Kingdom: A Timeline http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-kingdom-timeline <p><strong>1987: </strong>&nbsp;Kentucky Kingdom opens with out-of-state investors. The amusement park closed after a single season.</p><p><strong>1990:</strong> Businessman Ed Hart reopens the amusement park. The size of Kentucky Kingdom is doubled, and new rides such as Thunder Run are added.</p><p><strong>1997: </strong>Premier Parks purchases Kentucky Kingdom.</p><p><strong>1998: </strong>The new ownership renames the amusement park Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.</p><p><strong>2009: </strong>Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom's parent company closes the park amid bankruptcy proceedings.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:02:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 2100 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Kingdom: A Timeline Hart Formally Submits Bid to Re-Open Kentucky Kingdom http://wfpl.org/post/hart-formally-submits-bid-re-open-kentucky-kingdom <p>Louisville businessman Ed Hart has—again—formally entered a bid to re-open the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.</p><p>Hart and a group of investors have responded to the Kentucky Fair Board's request for proposals to re-open the park. &nbsp;The letter was delivered to Fair Board president Harold Workman today, and outlines a $40 million plan. Ten million of that would come from the group, and the rest would be borrowed but guaranteed by the state.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:21:01 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1402 at http://wfpl.org Hart Formally Submits Bid to Re-Open Kentucky Kingdom Myriad Challenges for Yum! Center, Fair Board, and East End Tunnel Financing http://wfpl.org/post/myriad-challenges-yum-center-fair-board-and-east-end-tunnel-financing <p>Friday on <em>Byline</em> we took a broad look at a number of stories pertaining to the KFC Yum! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:44:10 +0000 Brad Yost 672 at http://wfpl.org