Kentucky: Ark Encounter’s dodgy land deal reversed
The story so far … Ken Ham’s ludicrous Ark Encounter, unhappy with having to pay a proposed safety tax, decides to get itself tax exempted by selling the land it sits on to a non-profit associate for $10.00.
State tourism authorities in Kentucky smartly retaliate by withdrawing the biblical theme park’s $18-million tax incentive.
Ark Encounter says “ouch, we all shot ourselves in the foot”, and the land, we learn today, has been transferred back to the for-profit Ark Encounter – for $10.00.
Next chapter in this sorry tale: Ken Ham, standing in the ashes of his burned-out ark, tells arson investigators:
A big boy did it, then ran away. He was waving a rainbow flag.