Sunday August 26, 2012

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A New Jersey-based organization hopes to move its online-only hall of fame for creationist to a brick-and-mortar facility in northern Kentucky.

The founders of the Creation Science Hall of Fame, which exists now only as a website, hope to locate along Interstate 75 about halfway between the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter.

The group's secretary/treasurer, Terry Hurlbut, told The Kentucky Enquirer (bit.ly/QGmZYw) that between $2 million and $3 million is needed to start construction.

The hall of fame is not affiliated with the Creation Museum, the planned Ark Encounter or Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind them.

The inductees in the hall include Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton and Ken Ham, the founder of Answers in Genesis.

Organizers hope to have the museum running within five years.