Friday, March 13, 2009

Bible Park USA gives up on Tennessee county

"Exodus?" That was the first word in the top headline in today's Lebanon Democrat, over a story reporting that the developer of Bible Park USA had abandoned its plans to locate in Wilson County, Tennessee, just east of Nashville.

J.R. Lind reports that developer Ron Wyatt blamed "political infighting" among the mayor of Lebanon and its city council, while the council blamed Wyatt's refusal to provide financial information. They cited "the bankruptcy of Myrtle Beach, S.C.'s Hard Rock Park – backed by SafeHarbor Holding, the company that originally pushed the Bible Park – that it was only common sense to ask for the financial information."

Lind's story did not mention possible alternative locations, but he has recently reported on discussions with officials in Simpson County, Kentucky, on Interstate 65 at the states' border.

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