12:52pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Kingdom Group "Encouraged" By First Impressions

Officials leading to group that’s expected to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park say their team is on the ground and money has been spent. The state fair board approved a lease agreement last month with the Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company led by local businessman Ed Hart, who once operated the park before Six Flags took over. Hart's group agreed to spend $45 million in private funding over the first few years to reopen the park that’s been closed since 2009.

Ed Hart speaks to media outside of the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park.
Ed Hart speaks to media outside of the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park.