(AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Although it is unclear when Kentucky Kingdom will reopen, the Kentucky State Fair Board has chosen a new operator for the state's largest theme park.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Thursday the board voted unanimously for a proposal from Ed Hart and his KK Redevelopment Co., which rescued Kentucky Kingdom from bankruptcy more than a decade ago.
Fair board chairman Harold Workman said rehabilitation of the 58-acre park in southwestern Louisville could cost up to $20 million. He said the fair board plans to borrow the money through a bond issue, with Hart contributing up $3 million.
Six Flags, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, announced in February it was closing Kentucky Kingdom. The fair board and Six Flags must negotiate ownership of rides and attractions.
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