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10:15 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Possible Suitors Visit Abandoned Louisville Amusement Park

Potential future operators of Kentucky Kingdom are getting a look at the old amusement park. The gates were opened Tuesday for prospective bidders to inspect the vacant rides and buildings on the property.

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Business
9:33 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Lexington-Based Lexmark Shedding Jobs

Hundreds of jobs are being cut at Lexmark. The Lexington-based company is going to stop making inkjet printers.  The move means 1,700 people are losing their jobs worldwide, that's about 13% of the company's workforce. 

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Regional
11:50 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Accused Kentucky Killer Captured in Illinois

A manhunt for a suspected killer in western Kentucky has ended with his arrest in another state. A police SWAT team captured 41-year-old Billy Utley at a motel in Illinois. He surrendered peacefully.

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Business
9:50 am
Fri May 25, 2012

New Owners of Louisville Theme Park Second Guess Reopening Date

The big roller coasters at the old Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville won't be back when the park reopens as Bluegrass Boardwalk. The application for tax credits reveals that several rides will not be refurbished due to their age and the cost of repairs.

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Regional
4:36 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

New Owners Set Opening Date for Louisville Theme Park

After years of speculating, Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville is coming back to life.  The amusement park will reopen next spring as Bluegrass Boardwalk. The tentative opening date is exactly one year from now--May 11, 2013. Bluegrass Boardwalk will be owned by the Koch family, the current owners of Holiday World in Indiana.  President Dan Koch says incentives and financing are in place and he's confident of the park's reopening next spring.

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Politics
2:15 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Road Budget Headed to Kentucky House

The House budget committee has passed the first of this special session's 2 major bills on the call. The 25 to 2 vote sends the measure authorizing $4.5 billion in spending on road projects to the full House for a Wednesday vote.

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