FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Department of Parks announced the temporary closure of the amphitheater at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonburg.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet (TAH) reports the amphitheater will be closed while they make electrical and structural repairs. State officials recommended these needed repairs during a recent maintenance inspection of the facility.
TAH says similar safety issues were also discovered last month at the amphitheater at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, leading to its temporary closure as well for the protection of both the public and performers.
An electrical fire in March 2016, exacerbated by deferred maintenance issues at the Jenny Wiley Resort State Park Lodge, shut down portions of the park’s lobby and restaurant for 16-months, says TAH.
TAH says they are working with the state and local elected leaders in Eastern Kentucky and Floyd County to develop a plan to complete repairs and re-open the theater.