BRADENTON, Fla. — The Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is ­negotiating the use of a public-private partnership and bond financing to assist in the reopening of the Kentucky Kingdom theme park.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. operated the 60-acre park until early last year when the company was unable to negotiate a new lease for the property, which is owned by the Kentucky State Fair board. Six Flags continues to operate 19 parks in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

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