A battle over a Noah’s Ark-themed amusement park in Kentucky could end up in federal court.
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A religious group called “Answers in Genesis” (AIG) is threatening to sue over the Kentucky Tourism Board’s refusal to allow tax incentives for the building of a theme park inspired by the biblical story of Noah’s Ark.
The park, which is expected to cost about $172 million, will include a 510-foot wooden ark.
AIG was counting on building the park, which they claimed would create hundreds of much-needed jobs in the area, with the help of an estimated $18 million in tourism tax credits. But the state of Kentucky denied it, citing concerns over the group’s allegedly discriminatory hiring practices.