WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed June 25, 2014
Kentucky Judge Affirms Sanctions Against National College
A for-profit college with six locations in Kentucky will have to pay penalties for not cooperating with an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Jack Conway issued a subpoena to National College in 2010 as part of his probe of some for-profit colleges operating in the Commonwealth. National refused to respond to the subpoena and instead filed suit to block the investigation. Franklin Circuit Court ruled the attorney general was acting both lawfully and in the public interest. National College appealed to the Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court, but the appeals were denied.
Franklin Circuit Court affirmed its previous ruling requiring National College to pay $147,000 for failing to comply with the subpoena. The court also affirmed at $10,000 fine levied on the school’s attorneys for their role in delaying the investigation.
National College has campuses in Danville, Florence, Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville, and Richmond.