Debris cleanup continues on former Academy, Retreat Center

Following the deconstruction of the final tall structures on the former Mount Saint Joseph Academy/Retreat Center on April 25, 2023, the rest of the week was spent separating the debris and hauling it away.

Excavators picked the metal from among the wood and bricks, loading the metal into trucks for recycling and the refuse into a separate truck to take to the Daviess County Landfill. The former Academy Student Shop, which was later the Gift Shop for the Retreat Center, remained standing as of April 28.

The goal of the contractors is to have the area cleared and sodded by June 1. Here are some pictures from April 28.


  1. Winnie Cohron

    I suspect this has been so difficult to watch. The pictures are hard to see.

    Nevertheless, your decision to move ahead in faith is a testament to who MSJ Ursulines are. Your unwavering commitment to being attentive to and accepting of current realities makes your actions admirable , courageous, and worthy of deep respect.

    Praying for and with you as you forge ahead!

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