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Yesterday while I was outside of the fence the site leader from RMC came out and gave us stickers and talked about the industry. That really made my day! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G928A using Tapatalk

Back to the topic at hand... I got sneaky and took some pics while at the Fairgrounds this weekend... Enjoy!

Guys I received a large surprise from the Kingdom today. I learned I was being promoted to be in charge of the operation of the Thunder Zone. Apparently I have really impressed in the last few months

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WTOP Newsradio in the Nation's Capital reports Louisville has just passed an increase in the Jefferson County minimum wage, to $9, to be implemented over three years, the first such increase, it says, in the South.

One wonders how much impact this will have on Jefferson County's premier amusement and water park.

Starting pay this past season was $8.50....those employees who come back in 2015 will be getting paid $9.00 according to some article I read back in September

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Now will those employees be paid $9.50/10/10.50 since they have a year or 3 of experience by the time this passes or will they only get 9/9.5/10 and the new employees get 9... Min wage raise doesn't always have an affect on other raises.....

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If this minimum rage increase passes through the desk of Greg Fischer with a signature I would be very surprised given his initial stance.

But......based off his latest comments it appears he has backed away from the line in the sand and will let it pass.

Consider me confused.

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^ Original post, quoted from Kenucky Kingdom's Facebook page:

Due to the holidays, the billboard company can’t take down all of our $59.95 billboards till January 11th. So, to avoid confusion, we are honoring $59.95 until the 11th. After January 11th, the 2015 season pass price goes up to $69.95. Happy Holidays from Kentucky Kingdom!

From a profit point of view, this is less than ideal, but it looks like they may be getting something right from a PR standpoint...

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Kudos to KK, getting the public before the dollar. This year....phew PR and KK seemed like two very different entities, but I am glad that now PR seems to be growing. People want to be a part of KK and want to invest, and KK needs that money. Sure, like what Home said, it is not ideal, but hey when it comes to PR-Guest relations, this is something that shows a sense of "Southern Hospitality". OR: The PR may just say that just to say that and want more people to buy with that in mind.

Either way: Kudos to you KK

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Why not sue the billboard company instead? Wouldn't there have been a contract involved?

Sounds fishy to me, but at least it might be a good PR move. "We misled you on ticket prices last fall, but this makes up for it".

Or, " We desperately need good PR, and advanced cash"

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I'm not certain the "we've been informed we might get sued for false advertisement, so here's your durned discount" method is really an effective "something different."

Really, they couldn't have spun the extension as something magnanimous, they actually went with blaming the billboard company for forcing them to do it?

Yes, it's better PR than a lot of what they've done so far, but it's not exactly good.

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Why not sue the billboard company instead? Wouldn't there have been a contract involved?

Sounds fishy to me, but at least it might be a good PR move. "We misled you on ticket prices last fall, but this makes up for it".

Or, " We desperately need good PR, and advanced cash"

I have to agree... sounds like our local grocery store when there is a misprint in their sales paper..."oops our printer goofed".

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The "we're not responsible for typos" policy is for the store's own protection, not because they want to be mean to consumers while cutting corners during the printing process. Several years ago, Sears inadvertently listed the then-$745 iPad 2 for $69 in their ad. Had they actually honored that price, not only would they have lost a lot of money, they likely would have been the recipient of lawsuits from competitors and/or friendly notices from Apple's lawyers.

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Ina former life we would edit commercials then we would look it over, our two bosses would check then the guy uploading them to the system would watch them and then lastly the guy at Syracuse would check them as well. Sometimes typos made it all the way till we saw it air the first time....

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That's all very nice, but blaming the printer?

Does no one proof anything anymore?

Maybe they're taking lessons from the "being first is better than being accurate" news media of today?

Or ScreamScape..... TheBEASTunchained.... Choosing his words carefully..... Somewhat.....

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That's all very nice, but blaming the printer?

Does no one proof anything anymore?

Maybe they're taking lessons from the "being first is better than being accurate" news media of today?

Or ScreamScape..... TheBEASTunchained.... Choosing his words carefully..... Somewhat.....

Which makes sense if your post had a veiled hint, reference, or pun. But alas... :rolleyes: The big hullabaloo about Screamscape isn't necessarily that he's the first (because often, he posts even verifiable news days after I hear it elsewhere). It's that he's been known to renege on things he's claimed before, or edit the past to suit new information. That's something Kentucky Kingdom has done quite a bit - this included - but at least this time it seemingly benefits the consumer as well.

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That doesn't sound very good. You're required to make $15 million in improvements, and now you want the state to repay you for $3.5 million in sales tax to offset those costs?

Why on earth did Ed get involved in this in the first place? Just to make a name for himself again? He clearly doesn't like the idea of spending his own money on this...

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I had heard this was coming, and that Hart & Co. had been advised again and again that this is not the time to be asking for more incentives....

The incentives had been previously approved...something (a variance of some sort) doesn't ring true here. And no PR person to address this. Talk about patterns...

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