Locals rally to 'Save Kentucky Kingdom'

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 22 at 9:44 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With the future of Kentucky Kingdom still uncertain, dozens rallied Saturday to try and save their park.

"No sounds of roller coasters going up the lift mill," said former Kentucky Kingdom employee John Molhony.  "No screams..laughs and giggles, but actually locked outside of the park because we haven't been able to fix a problem that has now gone for three seasons."

The rally was held on Phillips Lane, not far from the amusement park that's been sitting vacant since 2010 when Six Flags declared bankruptcy.

Since then, two deals to open the park have fallen through.

Developer Ed Hart was never able to reach an agreement with the fair board in 2011, and just this summer, the Koch family, who own Holiday World, pulled out of their deal.

The group "Save Kentucky Kingdom" had a petition for people to sign at Saturday's rally.  They say it will be sent to Governor Beshear, in order to show him how important it is to make a deal and re-open the park.
 

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