St. Camillus Academy property in process of changing owners

By: Laura Beranek
By: Laura Beranek

CORBIN, Ky. St. Camillus Academy has become a landmark in Corbin, but it is now in the process of changing owners.

The Corbin Board of Education approved an agreement on Tuesday that is the first step toward buying property that will eventually be a part of the district.

The Sisters of Divine Providence offered the St. Camillus Academy and its 26 acres to the Corbin School District for $1 million to be paid over five years interest free.

St. Camillus closed its doors for good earlier this year because of low enrollment.

The Corbin Board of Education intends to turn the property into a new middle school building for the school district.

But because of the relationship between them and the Corbin school district, officials say the move benefits them both.

"Without the sisters assistance this would not be happening," said Ed McNeel, Corbin Independent School District Superintendent.

The purchase is still in the beginning stages, and officials predict the complete transition will take around two years.

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