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Kentucky Kingdom's fate may be decided this week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The fate of an amusement park that closed more than two years ago might be decided later this week.

A spokeswoman for the Kentucky State Fair Board told WAVE-TV that it will discuss and vote on a tentative agreement at its meeting on Thursday that would have Bluegrass Boardwalk operate Kentucky Kingdom.

Bluegrass Boardwalk was formed by the Koch family, who owns Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Ind., in order to negotiate a lease agreement.

A spokeswoman for the Koch family told The Courier-Journal that the park's name could be changed if the deal is approved.

The park in Louisville has been closed since Six Flags pulled out of it amid bankruptcy proceedings. Kentucky Fair Board officials have said they hope to reopen the park in 2013.


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