Businessman aims to open Kentucky Kingdom in 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville businessman who wants to
reopen Kentucky Kingdom amusement park says it can't be done by
next year and he will work to open it in 2013 instead.
Ed Hart asked the Kentucky State Fair Board's finance and budget
committee for a new interim agreement Thursday and offered to spend
$1 million on maintenance, repairs and other upkeep in hopes that
the General Assembly will provide $20 million in funding for the
park, The Courier-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/nw7JUN).
The interim agreement between Hart's group, the Kentucky Kingdom
Redevelopment Co., and the fair board expires Sept. 30. The Fair
Board and Hart could work out a lease agreement before that date
but are more likely to reach a new interim agreement while
negotiating a lease, fair board President Harold Workman said.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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