kentucky state fair board http://wfpl.org en Business Group Says It Has Financing to Reopen Kentucky Kingdom http://wfpl.org/post/business-group-says-it-has-financing-reopen-kentucky-kingdom <p>The Louisville business partners who plan to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park say they’ve secured the financing needed for the redevelopment.</p><p>The group, led by businessman Ed Hart, initially had<a href="/post/kentucky-kingdom-lease-plan-hart-led-group-gets-approval-re-opening-targeted-2014"> until late April to have financing in place. </a>They were later given a month-long deadline.</p><p>The announcement that Hart's group has financing in place comes days before the deadline.</p><p>The lease agreement has already been executed, a fair board spokeswoman tells WFPL.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:36:59 +0000 Rick Howlett & Joseph Lord 5921 at http://wfpl.org Business Group Says It Has Financing to Reopen Kentucky Kingdom After Issues in 2012, Kentucky State Fair Considers Plans for Better Parking http://wfpl.org/post/after-issues-2012-kentucky-state-fair-considers-plans-better-parking <p>After issues with automated gates in 2012, the Kentucky State Fair Board is working on a plan to ease traffic congestion into the 2013 state fair.</p><p>In 2011, automated parking gates were installed with the intention of getting fair-goers into the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center faster.</p><p>They didn’t. The automated machines took too long to accept bills, and sometimes patrons had to insert bills multiple times. Traffic began to congest at gates.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 5534 at http://wfpl.org After Issues in 2012, Kentucky State Fair Considers Plans for Better Parking Fair Board OKs Agreement to Get $1.47 Million Payment to Sever KFC Yum Center Ties http://wfpl.org/post/fair-board-oks-agreement-get-147-million-payment-sever-kfc-yum-center-ties <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The relationship between the Kentucky State Fair Board and the KFC Yum Center has moved closer to conclusion with the fair board’s approval of a compensation plan for its costs from running the arena.</span> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:27:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 5522 at http://wfpl.org Fair Board OKs Agreement to Get $1.47 Million Payment to Sever KFC Yum Center Ties Old Cardinal Stadium Grandstands Too Deteriorated to Use for Kentucky State Fair http://wfpl.org/post/old-cardinal-stadium-grandstands-too-deteriorated-use-kentucky-state-fair <p>The grandstands of Cardinal Stadium—the old one—have deteriorated to a point where repairs aren't cost effective, the Kentucky Fair &amp; Exposition Center announced Friday.</p><p>Because of this, the free concerts for this year's Kentucky State Fair will be moved entirely to the field.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:21:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 5156 at http://wfpl.org Old Cardinal Stadium Grandstands Too Deteriorated to Use for Kentucky State Fair Gov. Steve Beshear Endorses Plan to Reopen Kentucky Kingdom http://wfpl.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-endorses-plan-reopen-kentucky-kingdom <p>Gov. Steve Beshear says he approves of a plan to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:52:37 +0000 Kenny Colston & Gabe Bullard 3564 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Steve Beshear Endorses Plan to Reopen Kentucky Kingdom State Fair Board Approves Budget For Fiscal 2013 http://wfpl.org/post/state-fair-board-approves-budget-fiscal-2013 <p>The Kentucky State Fair Board has approved its operating budget for fiscal 2013 that includes a projected deficit of more than $5.4 million.</p><p><a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2012/09/27/fair-board-projecting-54-million.html">Business First reports</a> that the budget was approved during Thursday' monthly fair board meeting.</p><p>The budget forecasts a net income of more than 476-thousand dollars but also projects nearly $3.7 million in capital expenses and $2.3 million in construction expenses.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:30:39 +0000 Rick Howlett 1816 at http://wfpl.org Arena Authority Chooses Manager for KFC YUM! Center http://wfpl.org/post/arena-authority-chooses-manager-kfc-yum-center <p>The new manager of the KFC YUM! Center will likely be a familiar partner.</p><p>The Arena Authority&rsquo;s executive committee has chosen Los Angeles&rsquo;s AEG Worldwide to enter into contract negotiations and replace the Kentucky State Fair Board. The company already books events in the center, which Arena Authority Chairman Larry Hayes said was a major reason for its selection.</p><p>The Arena Authority chose to disconnect from the state fair board earlier this year after a consulting firm said the state&rsquo;s operating costs were high.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:51:15 +0000 Devin Katayama 747 at http://wfpl.org Arena Authority Chooses Manager for KFC YUM! Center Arena Authority Wants New Management; Indiana Will Pay for East End Tunnel http://wfpl.org/post/arena-authority-wants-new-management-indiana-will-pay-east-end-tunnel <p>It&#39;s been a busy few months for the Kentucky Fair Board; most recently, the Arena Authority voted Monday to pursue new management for the YUM Center. The Courier-Journal&#39;s Marcus Green joined us on Friday&#39;s Byline to catch us up.</p><p>Later in the segment, Marcus was joined by the Indianapolis Star&#39;s Chris Sikich. Both reporters have covered the bridges project and they talked about the latest in bridge news.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 674 at http://wfpl.org