SCC purchase draws near

Less than two years after it closed, St. Catharine College will have a new owner, and plans are in place for it to be turned into another higher learning facility.
According to a document filed in federal court, no additional qualifying bids were received prior to Jan. 26, making the Runchero Corporation of Shelbyville the highest bidder.
A sale hearing was held Monday morning, and it was ordered that parties should submit a revised sale order on or before Feb. 6 after press time. The revisions were submitted.
The Runchero Corporation, managed by Kevin Runner, is expected to open an agricultural school, though a name for the school hasn’t been decided.
Dan Hartlage, a spokesperson for the Runchero Corporation, said until everything was finalized, it would be premature to discuss plans in great detail.
“But that said, plans are for the property to remain a place for higher learning – with a focus on organic agriculture and environmental sustainability,” Hartlage said. “It is important to note that the new, yet-to-be-named, educational enterprise will develop a portion of its curriculum and educational programs in collaboration with colleges and businesses in the region.”