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by Dalton Main

Even though state funding may not be available this year, the group seeking to renovate and reopen the Kentucky Kingdom theme park is not yet looking for other sources of money. The Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company’s plans to reopen the park next year hinge on whether the General Assembly grants the state Fair Board a $50 million bond.

It appears unlikely the legislature will vote on the issue this year. A spokesperson with the redevelopment company says they’re still planning to renovate the park partially through the bond, but declined to elaborate further.

The bond will help the company make significant changes to the water park, build a completely new entrance and bring a new feature attraction to the park.

If the bond does not go through, the company will revisit plans and find a way to move forward.