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New staff moves in to Kentucky Kingdom

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Ed Hart and his leadership team. Ed Hart and his leadership team.
Kentucky Kingdom as seen on Feb. 4, 2013. Kentucky Kingdom as seen on Feb. 4, 2013.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Hopeful Kentucky Kingdom operator Ed Hart and his new staff moved into their new offices at the amusement park Monday morning.

Hart's group has hired a staff with decades of experience in amusement parks. They will walk through and evaluate Kentucky Kingdom's needs to reopen successfully which has sat abandoned since 2009.

Kentucky Kingdom's new general manager will be John Shanrock who has 30 years of experience in amusement parks. Lesly Binker has been named as director of operations. Binker also has a background in training, operations, and human resources of amusement parks.

A former Kentucky Kingdom employee under Hart's prior ownership ,William Hargrave, will be the director of technical services and capital improvements.

Hart has hired a total of eight senior managers to bring Kentucky Kingdom back to life. They have 90 days to evaluate the park and complete the finances before the state fair board's lease kicks in.

Next week, Hart and his group will announce what they have found and what they need to work on to reopen.

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