Ark park creators ask judge to let it apply for tax break

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Posted: Mar 16, 2015 6:05 PM

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — There's a new wrinkle in a lawsuit brought by the creators of a Noah's Ark theme park against the state of Kentucky.

Answers in Genesis sued state officials last month over a lost $18 million tax incentive from the state tourism department. The state had given preapproval for the incentive but in December rejected the Christian group's application, saying the mission of the park had changed from tourist attraction to ministry.

A lawyer for Answers in Genesis says the group should be treated the same as a non-religious applicant.

The Christian group also built the Creation Museum and is currently constructing a 500-foot-long wooden ark in Kentucky to anchor the biblical park.

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Answers in Genesis filed a motion seeking an injunction on Monday. The lawsuit was filed in February. State officials did not comment.