Town Promises 75 Percent Property Tax Break for Ark Encounter Park

Williamstown, Kentucky has agreed to give the Ark Encounter theme park a 75 percent property tax discount for 30 years. The park will present a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis and feature a replica of Noah’s Ark that will contain dinosaurs. The mayor of Williamstown says even with the tax breaks, the park… Continue reading Town Promises 75 Percent Property Tax Break for Ark Encounter Park

NYT Editorial Criticizes Ark Park

The New York Times has weighed in on the debate over the Ark Encounter theme park planned for northern Kentucky. In discussing the tourism-based tax breaks the Genesis-themed creationist theme park will receive, the editors write: Under current Supreme Court doctrine, Kentucky’s support of the proselytizing theme park seems likely to withstand a possible church-state legal… Continue reading NYT Editorial Criticizes Ark Park

Tourism Authority Approves Tax Incentives for Noah’s Ark-Themed Amusement Park

A Kentucky state agency has approved more than $40 million in tax incentives for a planned Noah’s Ark-themed amusement park in northern Kentucky. The Tourism Development Finance Authority unanimously approved the incentives today for the Ark Encounter park. The tax incentives were a major part of the financing plan for the $172 million project. The… Continue reading Tourism Authority Approves Tax Incentives for Noah’s Ark-Themed Amusement Park