Thursday, February 5, 2015

Noah's Ark Park Officials Plan to Sue Kentucky

By Chris Kenning and Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal

KENTUCKY---The group seeking to build a Noah's Ark theme park in Kentucky said Tuesday it will file a federal discrimination lawsuit against the state for rejecting its application for tax incentives to help finance the park. Tourism officials in December denied tax incentives worth roughly $18 million for the Ark Encounter — a biblical theme park to include a 510-foot-long wooden ship — over concerns that it had evolved from a tourist attraction to an effort to advance a religion and that developers planned to discriminate in hiring based on religion.[link]