Kentucky school district buys college campus

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky school district has purchased a college campus with plans to use the property for a new alternative school.

The Daviess County Public Schools reached an agreement Friday to buy 6.362-acre Daymar College campus in Owensboro for $2.4 million.

The 17,000-square-foot main building was constructed in 1996 and an 11,000-square-foot addition was added in 2008.

Daymar will lease the addition for up to three years to continue its nursing and medical assistance programs there.

Daymar's Provost Larry Banks told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1qdkvDt) the campus had become too large for the 100 students who are taking classes on campus.

Banks says another 250 students are enrolled in online courses.

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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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