Ark Encounter

Ark Encounter Park on Eastern Standard

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A new biblical-themed amusement park is set to open July 7th in Grant County, but some Kentuckians believe that the state funding the park is receiving violates the separation of church and state. A much-anticipated full scale Ark will be the center of the park as well as zip lines and other attractions.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Two billboard companies have refused to display an advertisement by an atheist group to protest the Ark Encounter amusement park in Kentucky.  

Tri-State Freethinkers president Jim Helton tells news outlets the group recently raised $10,000 for a billboard. The proposed design depicts Noah's Ark with people drowning around it and the words, "Genocide and Incest Park: Celebrating 2,000 years of myths."

The advertisement has been turned down by billboard companies Lamar and Event Advertising and Promotions LLC.

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A battle over a Kentucky tax incentive for a religious theme park featuring Noah's Ark has ended in a win for the big boat. A state tourism board this week approved a sales tax rebate incentive worth about $18 million for the 510-foot long Ark Encounter attraction.               

Kentucky officials in 2014 withdrew the project from the incentive program, which rebates a portion of sales tax collected by a tourist attraction.

State officials at the time said the incentive would be funding "religious indoctrination."

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A religious freedom law, similar to the one that has recently drawn national attention in Indiana, has been on the books in Kentucky for two years and is currently being used as an argument to sue the state.

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State Approves Tax Breaks for Ark Encounter

Jul 30, 2014
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A controversial religious theme park planned for northern Kentucky has been granted a new round of tax breaks by the state.