Kentucky

Ark isn't sunk, creators say as they reveal construction progress

Artist's rendering of Ark Encounter, a planned biblical theme park in Grant County.
Artist's rendering of Ark Encounter, a planned biblical theme park in Grant County.

Despite the state's decision to pull tax incentives from the Ark project, Ken Ham says, "This is happening!" Standing in a cold, blustery wind on Tuesday, Ham, the president, CEO and founder of Answers In Genesis (AIG), peered into three large earthen pits that will serve as the base for 80-foot tall masonry towers that the full scale replica of Noah’s Ark will rest on when it is completed.

Ham said the timbers that the ark will be made from have been purchased and are being cut. Amish workers who have been contracted to construct the ark off Ky. 36 in Williamstown should start working at the site in April.

Read more of the update on the progress of constructing the ark on the Grant County News pay website.

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