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A Kentucky College is Closing

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St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky. is closing its doors the Board of Trustees announced this morning during a campus-wide faculty meeting.  The Catholic School was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace in 1931.  In the last year they had an enrollment just shy of 1,000 students.

The school’s chairman, John Turner, said a declining an enrollment was only part of the reason why they’re forced to close their doors.  A lot of that can be blamed on the Department of Education, who recently admitted to withholding student aid to essential academic programs.  They also accrued quite a bit of debt building new facilities.

To all of those who lost a job teaching at the school and students who lost a place to learn, you have KSR’s condolences.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for A Kentucky College is Closing



  1. Sticky Ceiling
    3:55 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    Never heard of her….



  2. DelrayCat
    4:15 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    So Mitch comes out and blames that mean ol’ Obama for closing the school. Contrary to this article, the Lex Herald reports student enrollment dropped from over to 600 to 475 for the fall. Yet, the school had nearly 150 employees and had recently built a number of new buildings. Sounds like poor financial management rather than that mean ol’ liberal government. This is for-profit private education, where I bet the administrators were making hundreds of thousands each, only to off-load the cost onto its students and the government in the form of student grants. Once that gravy train ended…so did St. Catharines.



  3. DelrayCat
    4:20 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    It’s sad the students will suffer due to malfeasance of the administration. However, at least these students were taking actual classes and learning something. Unlike those that were totally scammed by the con artist Donald Trump at his so-called Trump University.



  4. leon singleton
    4:26 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    Seems like Bevins war on Kentucky education is working.



    • yitbos93640
      5:10 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

      Because Bevins has a lot to do with decisions by the US Department of Education over the last few years



  5. 1bata
    8:57 pm June 1, 2016 Permalink

    Maybe you should blame the leadership at the school for this. I live in this county. They have grown so much over the last 10 years it is unbelievable. New baseball field, new soccer field, new track field, new softball field, new buildings everywhere. They even went as far as making their own private road away from the main road that went by the college. Maybe all schools should look at their spending before this happens more. It is crazy what it cost to attend college now. Colleges, people and most importantly the government needs to learn what a budget is. If you can’t afford it don’t buy it hoping someone else will bail you out. Eventually all
    Money will run out.