WFPL’s Stephanie Crosby covered Kentucky Fair Board President Harold Workman‘s presentation to a Metro Council committee Thursday. Workman discussed the future of the Kentucky Kingdom site. But during the meeting, he said something else, which Stephanie reporter for WFPL–conventions scheduled for Nashville this week have been flooded out, and local officials are hoping to nab some last-minute relocations.

“We did the same thing when Katrina hit New Orleans, we were very successful in fact,” says Workman, “and we think we will be on this occasion. It’s unfortunate that this has happened; we wouldn’t want it to happen in Louisville, of course. But someone is going to house those conventions, and host those, and we think Louisville is the right place for them, particularly if they want to be in this part of the country, they might as well be here.”