Kentucky approves Ark Encounter for up to $18 million in tax incentives

I had reported earlier that I did not believe the park would be approved for the full amount, but the theocrats who run the State of Kentucky have set out to disappoint me, and the poor taxpayers of the state yet again. [Read more…]

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Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is looking to hire 400 strictly Christian employees

Ark Encounter has said the park is looking to hire between 300 and 400 employees and that each employee will be required to “profess Christ as their savior.” [Read more…]

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Kentucky won’t pay for road improvements to the Ark Encounter

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had proposed a $10.5 million plan to improve a road that leads to the controversial Ark Encounter, currently under construction by Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis. [Read more…]

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Kentucky officials approve bible class in public schools

A new bill in Kentucky would allow public schools to offer a biblical studies course that uses the bible as a social and historical guide [Read more…]

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Ken Ham says he may ease up on religious requirements for Ark Encounter workers

Ken Ham says the Ark Encounter may ease up on religious rules for employees just weeks after winning lawsuit saying his organization has the right to discriminate. [Read more…]

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Kentucky is already promoting the Ark Encounter for tourism

I would imagine most states would be embarrassed by housing a Noah’s Ark theme park and would do little to promote its existence. Especially one owned by Ken Ham. [Read more…]

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Kentucky needs to end its tax incentive program

On January 25, a Federal Court judge issued an injunction forcing the State of Kentucky to accept a tax rebate application from Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter, despite the obvious and illegal employment discrimination being practiced by the park. [Read more…]

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KY Secular Society letter urges governor to deny the Ark Encounter application

The Kentucky Secular Society has sent a formal letter to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urging his office to deny Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter application for the tourism tax credit. [Read more…]

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Kentucky will not appeal Ark Encounter ruling as politicians praise the court’s decision

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s office told the Associated Press that they will not be filing an appeal against the Federal Court ruling on Monday in favor of the Ark Encounter. [Read more…]

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Kentucky has a legal right to exclude the Ark Encounter from tax programs

In Monday’s ruling by Judge Greg Van Tatenhove of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, stating the State of Kentucky was in violation of federal law when they denied Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter from taking part in the Kentucky Tourism Development Program, the judge made a major error in his decision. [Read more…]

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