Posted Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:29 PM | Contributed by Chitown
The Kentucky State Fair Board will be asked next month to consider a $55 million bond issue to help upgrade and reopen the old Kentucky Kingdom amusement park at the Kentucky Exposition Center. A state funded report found that revenue from a reopened Kentucky Kingdom would be around $11 million.
Read more from The Courier-Journal.
If the fair board would not have been so greedy in the first place, the state would not have to put up the money... I wonder if they learned their lesson.
But look at the awesome outcome. I just might decide to pay a visit to Kentucky Kingdom. It's only a few hours away, and I refused to go when it was owned by Six Flags. :)
In the last three years, Kentucky Kingdom has really turned around... even when it was owned by Six Flags and not getting good funding.
Reap or Rape economic benefits?
If any State board could run anything effectively, it would truly be a cold day in hell.
Yeah, that whole 'government' thing is so overrated...
Well, duh, don't you know we have to take our country back? Forefathers, taxes and liberty and stuff!
And drill, baby, drill!
Oops, they kinda quieted down about that one.
She meant onshore drilling, Mike. If you would go back and READ what she did not say... ;)
Anyhow, with Ed Hart at the helm, I wouldn't be too surprised to see SFKK make it a go. They've got an opportunity in Louisville that several other cities (Tulsa, Panama City Beach, Memphis, etc.) may not have again. An amusement park is definitely a business that benefits the entire community (assuming it's not accused of drawing "the wrong element", LOL).
No it has not. The amusement park has been sinking more and more into a hole that last 3 years. 500,000 guest is not good for this park.
From what I know, which is very little, the park management and staff were really making strides and the park was beginning to be prettier... that is where I was directing my attention.
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