Today the Koch family announced they will no longer be opening the former Kentucky Kingdom park. After nine months of planning and talks to reopen the park in 2014, the Koch family is walking away from the table.
The family was more than willing financially to reopen the park, but would rather own it outright rather than lease it from the fair board.
It seems that either the government or the fair board kept piling on restrictions or stipulations to keep the Koch family from opening the park.
For more information about this story, please see the full press release on the official Bluegrass Boardwalk website.