Control of Holiday World at stake in legal battle

Posted | Contributed by Jason Hammond

The Kochs of Santa Claus, Spencer County’s most recognized family, entered 2013 on a legal roller coaster that has left, at least for now, majority control of family-owned Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in the hands of the widow of the park’s former president. A December verdict in a civil suit fought over the past two years in Vanderburgh County left controlling interest of the nation’s oldest theme park with Lori Koch, widow of the park’s late president, Will Koch, and the personal representative of his estate.

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