Kentucky needs to end its tax incentive program

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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

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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

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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

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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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Federal Court rules Kentucky cannot block the Ark Encounter from tax incentive program

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Judge Greg Van Tatenhove of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued an injunction today against the State of Kentucky from blocking the Ark Encounter from participating in the Kentucky Tourism Development Program. The federal court found “that the Commonwealth’s exclusion of AiG from participating in the program for the reasons stated – i.e., on the basis of AiG’s religious beliefs, purpose, mission, message, or conduct, is a violation of AiG’s rights under the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.” [Read more...]

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Kentucky bill looks to extend summer vacation to promote creationism

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Kentucky senators have introduced a new bill, SB-50 that would “require schools to schedule the first student attendance day no earlier than the Monday closest to August 26, unless a school has adopted a year-round calendar.” [Read more...]

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Ken Ham announces the Ark Encounter’s open date

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Ken Ham announced the supposed open date for the Ark Encounter. At a press conference Thursday morning, Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham announced the proposed opening date of the Ark Encounter. He said the park will be ready to open on July 7, 2016. “It’s rare that a conservative Christian organization would try to create [Read More...]

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Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter still comes with a heavy price-tag for taxpayers

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Kentucky taxpayers are still paying the price for the Ark Encounter It seems the tax woes with Ken Ham are not yet over. After losing his $18 million dollar tax incentive through the Kentucky Tourism Board for discriminatory hiring practices, it seems Ham and Ark Encounter officials are still using the City to scam taxpayers [Read More...]

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Kentucky’s Governor-elect supports funding the Ark Encounter

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Last night, contradictory to every poll out there, Tea-Party conservative Matt Bevin won the Kentucky gubernatorial election.

This is frightening on many levels for a state whose education system is in the toilet and needed heavy reform, but it is very scary for the Kentucky taxpayer who needs tax dollars sent to these schools, and other important statewide infrastructure and could instead find it sent to build a huge landlocked boat. [Read more...]

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Ark Encounter officials are still lying about attendance numbers to city officials

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It is common knowledge at this point that the folks over at Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter are dishonest. It is even clearer now after Ken Ham went in front of city officials and touted already disproven attendance numbers to boost political excitement about the park. [Read more...]

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