Business and the Economy
Kentucky Kingdom Open for Bids
The bidding process for investors wanting to reopen the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park is being launched this week. Once the applications are in, the state will narrow the competition to the top three bidders. The doors to Kentucky Kingdom have been closed since late 2009. Its previous operator, Six Flags, declared bankruptcy.The second and latest proposal to reopen the park came earlier this year from Indiana’s Koch family, which owns Holiday World. After that fell through, the Gov. Steve Beshear requested the State Fair Board open up the contract to bidding.