(Florence, Kentucky)—Answers in Genesis was denied a zone-change application this morning to build a Creation Museum and offices on 25 acres off I-275 in Northern Kentucky and near Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Answers in Genesis is extremely disappointed in the Boone County Fiscal Court and the county’s planning commission by their denial of our requested zone change,” declared Ken Ham, founder and President of Answers in Genesis, a four-and-a-half year old ministry defending the Bible from the very first verse.
Ham continued: “The county’s Comprehensive Plan clearly provides that the tract of land should be zoned for ‘industrial’ use, which is how our intended use is classified. To deny our zone-change request in the face of the Comprehensive Plan is arbitrary and violates our rights. We intend to appeal and pursue any and all legal remedies against the county to which we are entitled.”
The Fiscal Court agreed today with the commission’s findings, which were clearly arbitrary and dubious:
Ham concluded: “Answers in Genesis remains committed to relocate its facilities to the site in question. We believe that an appeal court will overturn this decision and require the county to follow its own Comprehensive Plan and zoning regulations.”
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