Noah's Ark theme park approved for $43.1 million in tax incentives

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 11:28 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

A state contractor concluded that the proposed Ark Encounter biblical theme park will draw enough visitors to qualify for state incentives, prompting the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority to grant final approval for up to $43.1 million in sales tax rebates over 10 years.

Read more from The Courier-Journal.

Friday, May 20, 2011 1:18 PM
rollergator's avatar

Can't help but contrast this with the (lack of) support shown for Ed Hart and KK...I know the situations are somewhat different in that one is looking for future tax considerations and the other needs money now, but still...

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Friday, May 20, 2011 2:10 PM
Jerry's avatar

But the Rapture is happening on Saturday - no one will be around to go to this... Hrmmmm....

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:12 PM
Jerry's avatar

I'm also still planning to attend Gay day there.

Friday, May 20, 2011 2:13 PM

But I think that the difference in the requests is huge. With the Noah project, the city/state isn't out a dime if the park fails (or even if it just does so-so). All they are going to do is reduce the city/state's sales tax revenue from the project which are sales tax dollars they wouldn't have had without the project anyway. Unless you can show that the city/state would have gotten sales tax revenues from other sources that will now not exist because they money was spent at the Noah park.

I understand that with Hart's project the city/state is being asked for money up front which would put the city/state on the hook if the project fails or just does so-so. In very difficult economic times for cities/states, I think that difference is very significant.

Friday, May 20, 2011 4:05 PM
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^^Jerry is definitely not your friend.

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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Friday, May 20, 2011 4:23 PM

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a Gay Rapture? All the gays would be lifted right up off the street, and magically transported, I don't know...Cabo? ;)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 4:55 PM
LostKause's avatar

HAHAHAHAHA! Gay Rapture. Who would be the Jesus in that situation? Lady Gaga?

Not trying to sound blasphemous here. Sorry if it is offensive to anyone. I found it amusing.

Oh, and Jerry is my friend, on Facebook. :)

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, May 20, 2011 4:56 PM
Friday, May 20, 2011 5:02 PM

I think Lady Gaga would probably be the Madonna, since she likes to imitate her anyway... ;)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 7:06 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Who would be the Jesus in that situation?

John Waters.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Friday, May 20, 2011 7:54 PM
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Don't worry, folks. I have a spiritual relationship with God and I know he understands people's sense of humor — to a certain point, of course.

Monday, May 23, 2011 6:27 PM

Oh, I hope a gay rapture never happens, for the straight people's sake. I mean, with all of us gone at once who would be left to do the hair, flowers, and put on the Tony Awards? It would be awful.

Monday, May 23, 2011 9:50 PM

I wonder if they're going to have one of those sweet dark rides that have cavemen running around with dinosaurs.


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