AiG email to Tourism Cabinet reveals delay in Ark Park groundbreaking, slow fundraising - LEO weekly
As we mentioned a month ago, there’s quite a bit of speculation about why Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis haven’t even begun the groundbreaking for their giant boat with dinosaurs on it (otherwise know as Ark Encounter) in Grant County. Even though they have successfully lobbied their way into tax incentives from the Beshear administration and Grant County officials, they appear to have hit a snag of late.
Their groundbreaking was pushed back from spring, to summer, to fall, and the most recent media report was to next spring. Meanwhile, their fundraising goal of $24.5 million appears to have ground to a halt at just over $4 million, where it has been for quite a while. They had reached the $3 million mark all the way back in May.
LEO Weekly contacted our good friend at Answers in Genesis, Senior Vice President Mike Zovath, for a status update on groundbreaking and fundraising for Ark Encounter, but he sadly did not return our calls.
I suppose in the end, there are more rational people in this country than irrational. There is yet hope for all of us!