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Mon Feb 27, 2017, 03:14 PM Feb 2017

County that shelled out tax rebates for creationist Ken Ham's Ark museum 'teetering on bankruptcy' [View all]

Source: RawStory

27 FEB 2017 AT 13:44 ET

When Grant County, Kentucky decided to shell out as much as $18 million in tax incentives to creationist Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter museum, it made a bet that it was going to become a major tourist attraction.

Instead, as local news station WKYT reports, the Ark hasn’t brought in nearly as much money to the area’s economy as once projected, and the county itself is now “teetering on bankruptcy.”

“It’s been a great thing but it’s not brought us any money,” Grant County Judge-Executive Steve Wood said while taking a break during a recent budget meeting, according to WKYT.

Grant County faces a major budget shortfall that Wood has said might have to be solved through a combination of a 2% payroll tax and job cuts to the county’s workers.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/county-that-shelled-out-tax-rebates-for-creationist-ken-hams-ark-museum-teetering-on-bankruptcy/

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So essentially titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #1
only flood is red ink dembotoz Feb 2017 #2
Ha!! :-D NurseJackie Feb 2017 #23
LOVE it!!! calimary Feb 2017 #45
It's Gods Will NewJeffCT Feb 2017 #3
+1,000,000... n/t PoiBoy Feb 2017 #7
Help is on the way. Mendocino Feb 2017 #4
Let me guess. She'll be featured in the Whore of Babylon exhibit. calimary Feb 2017 #46
Sorry, for these folk Hillary owns that role. Of course. Hortensis Feb 2017 #68
I guess God has decided not to bless them. njhoneybadger Feb 2017 #5
If only someone had told them that mixing politics and religion was a bad idea... Aristus Feb 2017 #6
Guess it's time to install an emergency manager ToxMarz Feb 2017 #8
Why put the rip-story link... Just post the actual article link snooper2 Feb 2017 #9
Good plan!! Lay people off and then foist a TAX increase on others to pay for this religious nut job Bengus81 Feb 2017 #10
So there is retributiin f/ violating Establishment Clause... Panich52 Feb 2017 #11
I predicted 3 months ago that in 5 years... Javaman Feb 2017 #12
Actually... That would be the better idea! Chakaconcarne Feb 2017 #37
of course it would be. :) Waffles! Javaman Feb 2017 #38
Nope. concreteblue Feb 2017 #48
oh good one, better yet. Javaman Feb 2017 #69
teetering.... trusty elf Feb 2017 #13
Wondered what bankruptcy looked like visually,,,,, benld74 Feb 2017 #14
I love it! old guy Feb 2017 #16
I like the giraffes! (n/t) PJMcK Feb 2017 #22
Oh no! Poor giraffes! calimary Feb 2017 #49
idiots abound Angry Dragon Feb 2017 #15
Apparently they didn't read the part in the Bible where... Xolodno Feb 2017 #17
Or the parable of the rich young man. calimary Feb 2017 #47
While were at it... Xolodno Feb 2017 #54
EXCELLENT! That's my favorite - Matthew 25:35-40 or 45. calimary Feb 2017 #62
I think it was a reasonable assumption to make... brooklynite Feb 2017 #18
Apparently there were either not enough suckers... LiberalFighter Feb 2017 #33
It's not hard to separate zealots from their money erronis Feb 2017 #35
I think the big problem was that there wasn't anything else for people to do... brooklynite Feb 2017 #36
Except "Heritage USA" is in ruins. Archae Feb 2017 #39
Looks like a nice place for a family outing. Maybe get baptized while you're there. progressoid Feb 2017 #50
I used to watch PTL in its heyday hibbing Feb 2017 #53
Too big and too specific a sheep-shearing operation... JHB Feb 2017 #63
Why not send an invoice to the Almighty? Roland99 Feb 2017 #19
you get what you pay for Kimchijeon Feb 2017 #20
Are we learning now? Are we paying attention? hatrack Feb 2017 #21
I'd have thought dinosaur rides would be much more popular. BobTheSubgenius Feb 2017 #24
If it was just a dinosaur ride park, it might be... JHB Feb 2017 #67
stupid is as stupid does nt elmac Feb 2017 #25
You know what this means don't you? Lotusflower70 Feb 2017 #26
God. Has. Spoken. nt PsychoBabble Feb 2017 #27
Ark tax + plastic dinosaur tax should raise some money. yellowcanine Feb 2017 #28
Simple solution: Pray harder. dalton99a Feb 2017 #29
Ironic that his name is Ham whose son Canaan was cursed by Noah TexasProgresive Feb 2017 #30
The county is -- as we say -- "under water." Koinos Feb 2017 #31
"It's Been A Great Thing..." ProfessorGAC Feb 2017 #32
It's a miracle I tell you bucolic_frolic Feb 2017 #34
You know that the scam has failed when the final NCjack Feb 2017 #40
Just more proof that, though wing nuts are loud and shocking in their stupidity, there simply aren't Squinch Feb 2017 #41
"Its been a great thing but its not brought us any money." An idiot says what? Solly Mack Feb 2017 #42
They'd better start praying hard, I guess. MineralMan Feb 2017 #43
Maybe a theme part based on Lot and his Daughters would MineralMan Feb 2017 #44
How about Jephthah and his daughter? That would give them something to think about. eom Tanuki Feb 2017 #61
Yes. A good example. MineralMan Feb 2017 #65
You have to wonder.... blue sky at night Feb 2017 #51
Imagine that... Docreed2003 Feb 2017 #52
So they handed these nuts $62,000,000. 00 Scruffy1 Feb 2017 #55
Let them suffer a bit. Ilsa Feb 2017 #56
Why not make the access road a toll road? Fritz Walter Feb 2017 #57
Well the upside is that when climate change makes the seas rise to kentucky JDC Feb 2017 #58
But those dinosaur vs giants and humans were some of the best stories in the bible! Ligyron Feb 2017 #59
It's all those heathen libtards Turbineguy Feb 2017 #60
Good! local governments should not fund religious crazy ideas. kimbutgar Feb 2017 #64
Hope they don't get sick about it. They're dem4decades Feb 2017 #66
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