John Roberts
Family, friends and school officials gathered in the Mattie L. Owen Courtyard at Roby Elementary
Roby courtyard dedicated to former educator

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The outside learning environment in the center of Roby Elementary School has a new name.

The Mattie L. Owens Courtyard was dedicated in May with members of the Owens family in attendance.

Mattie was a Bullitt County native, born March 12, 1906 to Henry and Susie Simmons Owens, Sr.

Bowman’s Valley School Committee member Gwinn Hahn said the courtyard now bearing her name is a fitting tribute.