The amusement park Kentucky Kingdom has been closed for three years now, representing a significant loss of jobs and tourism revenue. Attempts to revive the park have failed or been abandoned, and meanwhile the rides and equipment have largely been left to the elements and are not being maintained.
Former employees and fans of the park still care deeply about the loss; a “Save Kentucky Kingdom” page on Facebook is quickly attracting followers while providing ongoing updates about media coverage. This past Friday was the deadline for bids to run the park, and at least one group, led by Ed Hart, has publicly announced interest.
Joe Sonka writes the latest about the park and the current request for proposals to re-open the park in the current issue of LEO Weekly. He joined us Friday on Byline to recap the story and offer additional details.