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Troubled school in eastern Ky. closes

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CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Even though parents rallied for months around a small Catholic school in eastern Kentucky, it has closed its doors.

Parents had come forward to try to operate St. Camillus Academy in Corbin after the Diocese of Lexington said it would close the facility at the end of May. The facility originally opened in 1908 as Sacred Heart School and became St. Camillus on Sept. 8, 1913.

Parents formed a new board of directors and streamlined the budget to try to keep the school going, but The Times Tribune (http://bit.ly/13l3ImW) reports it wasn't enough. The new board sent out a letter last week saying the school did not have enough students enrolled to pay its expenses and would not offer classes beginning on Aug. 5 as planned.

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