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Kentucky Kingdom reopening with new name, owners

10:16 PM, Feb 23, 2012   |    comments
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After months of debate, a former Six Flags theme park is reopening here in the South. But it's getting a new name and new owners.

Officials announced Thursday that the Kentucky Kingdom theme park will reopen under a new name and new management next year.

The Kentucky State Fair board approved leasing the park site to a company formed by members of the Koch family.

They own Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Indiana.

The park will be renamed Bluegrass Boardwalk, and is set to open next May.

The Kochs say the park will feature free soft drinks, sunscreen and inner-tube use at its water park.

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