Ark Park groundbreaking!

We just thought that it was worth updating you on the fantastic giant boat with dinosaurs on it here in Kentucky, which could receive up to $43 million in tax incentives and $11 million worth of road construction upgrades.

In January, the good folks at Answers in Genesis said they were breaking ground that Spring.

In May, they said they were breaking ground this summer.

In June, they said their groundbreaking would be in August.

In early August, there was no groundbreaking. However, AiG did say that ground would be broken in “the next few months.”

In late August, they claimed that the ground breaking would happen… next Spring.

Meanwhile, Answers in Genesis is still taking donations, with about $20 million left to raise. They’ve been stuck on that number for quite a while now.

We will also note that when you donate money, they provide no disclaimer that you will be refunded if Ark Encounter is never built.

The Art of the Grift can be a beautiful thing, when done properly.

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  1. [...] 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. [...]

  2. [...] to multiple reports in LEO Weekly (Louisville), AiG said in January that ground would be broken on the project in the spring of 2011. Then in May, AiG said [...]

  3. […] open in the spring of that year. They have been pushing back the ribbon cutting date since then, announcing a new date every few months. Simon Brown of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU) has outlined AiG’s […]