Ark Park

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board has approved $18 million in tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky.

The board unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve sales tax incentives for the Ark Encounter, a religious theme park to be built in Williamstown. The theme park is controlled by Answers in Genesis, a conservative Christian non-profit that also operates the Creation Museum.

The Ark Encounter theme park or what many people are calling the Ark Park is a planned theme park in northern Kentucky that’s been plagued by fundraising difficulties and construction delays.  Kentucky Public Radio’s Gabe Bullard speaks with Louisville’s LEO Weekly reporter Joe Sonka, who’s been reporting on the situation surrounding the park.