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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he is not giving up on re-opening Kentucky Kingdom. Monday morning the mayor said his chief of staff has been in touch with the Fair Board in an effort to find the next step to try to get the park reopened.
Late Friday the owners of Holiday World pulled out of a tentative deal to restore the park.
The mayor says there are limits as to what the city can do, but believes it's still important to get Kentucky Kingdom up and running again.
"We've already reached out to the Fair Board this morning," Fischer said, "to offer any help that we could do, relative to people that are interested in the facility and selling them on Louisville and what we have to offer here. So we're very interested in that being successful."
This is the third summer that Kentucky Kingdom has been closed.
Fair Board CEO Harold Workman says he still believes the state will eventually find an operator.
"I am pretty confident that it will reopen," says Workman, "I am already getting calls from potential operators."
He says the board will once again take up the issue even though there have been two failed attempts. "It remains the number one priority of the board," says Workman.
Workman says he is well aware of the public perception about how the matter has been handled but doesn't think the state has dropped the ball on the so far failed effort.
He says he cannot predict when another operator will be found but still believes the park can reopen by 2014.