02-21-2012

Indiana group has tentative agreement to reopen Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Press News Service

The Louisville Courier-Journal and WAVE-TV are reporting that an Indiana group comprised of owners of the Holiday World amusement park at Santa Claus, Ind. have a tentative agreement with the Kentucky Fair Board to reopen the now-closed Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville.

Four members of the Koch family, owners and operators of Holiday World, formed a separate company recently called Bluegrass Boardwalk with the intent of reopening Kentucky Kingdom.

The fair board will vote on the tentative agreement at a Thursday meeting, according to WAVE-TV.

A fair board spokesman says it's hoped the park might be reopened for the 2013 season.