Kentucky Kingdom http://wkms.org en Kentucky Kingdom Deal Encouraged By City Leaders; Tourism Bureau Commits $100,000 for 5 Years http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-kingdom-deal-encouraged-city-leaders-tourism-bureau-commits-100000-5-years Mayor Greg Fischer says negotiations to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park are close to completion, but the parties involved remain silent about a possible lease.<img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201205/Ky-Kingdom11.jpg" alt="" /><p>If a deal is reached — which could come as early as Thursday when the Kentucky State Fair Board meets — the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau will commit $100,000 annually for five years to get the park up and running, according to<a href="http://w Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:49:23 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 27082 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/13/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-61312 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>In 13 years of colorful, often demagogic rule, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has run his country like a game show host with daily TV appearances. Then cancer struck, forcing Chavez to scale back. Now, he has reappeared, but his countrymen are wondering just how sick Chavez is as he prepares to run for <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/12/154875964/venezuelas-chavez-aims-to-beat-cancer-election-foe">re-election</a> in October.</p><p><strong>Up in the Air: </strong></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:44:26 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18365 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/13/12 State Approves Tax Breaks for Bluegrass Boardwalk http://wkms.org/post/state-approves-tax-breaks-bluegrass-boardwalk The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet has approved tax incentives for the re-opening of the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.<div>The Bluegrass Boardwalk corporation could get up to $3.9 million in tax breaks over the next decade for investing in the park, attracting out-of-state visitors and creating jobs. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:24:55 +0000 Gabe Bullard 18357 at http://wkms.org State Approves Tax Breaks for Bluegrass Boardwalk