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100 year old school about to break ground on new building

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Principal Beth Hendrickson says parts of St. Ann's School, which houses grades preschool through eight, is a 100 years old. Principal Beth Hendrickson says parts of St. Ann's School, which houses grades preschool through eight, is a 100 years old.
UNION CO., KY (WFIE) -

St. Ann's School in Morganfield is getting ready to break ground on a new school building.

The principal tells 14 News the new building will be funded entirely from donations.

The location for the new school is on S. Church Street in Morganfield.  St. Ann's Principal Beth Henrickson says the school has raised around $4 million dollars so far out of the total $8 million from parishioners and the community.

Hendrickson says parts of St. Ann's School, which houses grades preschool through eight, is a 100 years old. 

Hendrickson says the building is deteriorating and will be torn down after the new school is built. The new school will be built right across the street from St. Ann's Catholic Church and the current school building. 

The school will also have a new name: John Paul II Catholic School.

Hendrickson says the plan is for students to move in for the 2014-2015 school year.

"Choosing a new name is good. It is going to bring unity among all the Catholic churches in Union County so that nobody has direct ownership to it. It's a new school. All the Catholic churches will have a role in the new school," Hendrickson said.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new school is March 15 in the 307 block of S. Church St at 10:00 a.m. There will be a reception following at St. Ann's Parish Hall.  

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