Non-maintenance of former Kentucky Kingdom blamed for opening delay

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Since bankrupt Six Flags walked away from Kentucky Kingdom in early 2010, the Kentucky State Fair Board has done little more than tend to landscaping, provide security and do minimal upkeep at the amusement park and on the rides the board owns, according to the board’s chief. Harold Workman, president and CEO of the fair board, said he didn’t know if Six Flags took any winter maintenance steps before abandoning the park in February 2010 — less than a week before a half-foot of snow fell in Louisville. Now the park’s prospective new operators say the buildings have leaky roofs, none of the pumps for the water attractions were winterized, and three-quarters of the rides are inoperable and will need “significant overhaul.”

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