While Mitch McConnell and Congressional Republicans threaten the US with default on its debt, his home State of Kentucky suffers from some of the highest poverty and unemployment and some of the worst public health and environmental problems in the country. McConnell's Kentucky is not a vision for the rest of America most of us want to see.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Kentucky tax payers to foot bill for Noah's Ark Theme Park without feasibility study
Jim Waters of the government watchdog group Bluegrass Institute in Bowling Green says he thinks it's "outrageous" that the incentives (for the controversial theme park) were offered without officials ever seeing a 10,000-page feasibility study.
Ark Encounter LLC is the group building the theme park and it is the group that commissioned the study. The company says the study predicts the park will attract 1.6 million visitors in its first year and create more than 900 full- and part-time jobs in Grant County.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports it discovered through Open Records Act requests that the state doesn't have a copy of the report. The newspaper says Ark Encounter officials declined to give the Herald-Leader a copy of the report.