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Kentucky Kingdom hopes to reopen in 2011

OUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Kingdom won't be opening this
year, but officials expect to reach a deal with a new operator this
summer and reopen next year.
Kentucky State Fair Board President Harold Workman told
Louisville officials Thursday that he has solicited six companies
and expects maybe half of themn to send proposals for operating the
park soon.
The Courier-Journal reports Workman wants an agreement of 30 or
more years for running the park.
Six Flags went bankrupt and said it was abandoning the park in
February.
Workman's update was given to the Louisville Metro Council's
labor and economic development committee. Committee member Jim King
says the theme park provides more than 800 summer jobs and draws
numerous visitors to area hotels.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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