Jenny comes from a long line of working class employees. Her mother, Paula Nye, was the owner of Jubilee Candles for 20 years, before becoming the Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Her father, Tony Urie, a Navy Veteran, artist and published poet, worked as a sheet metal worker and carpenter for many years before finishing his career at Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Her Grandfather Nye was a farmer and Grandfather Urie was an Army Veteran and sheet metal worker.


Jenny holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands, and she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northern Kentucky University. She has been an educator for eight years and has taught at both the middle and high school levels. She also served as a nonpartisan Legislative Assistant for six years in the Kentucky House of Representatives.


Owner of Earthshine Tie Dye, she and her husband Jon Figgins make wearable art. Jenny and Jon reside in New Liberty, with their daughter Ilena. They have a small herd of hair sheep, chickens, bunnies, three cats and four dogs.

Urie's leadership abilities are most clearly evidenced by garnering firm support from her local school board and collaboration from fellow teachers in raising educational performance through innovative, accelerated learning projects. These projects highlight local business development and environmental preservation. She will proudly employ the same commitment, problem-solving abilities, and collaborative spirit as your public servant in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Civic Engagement

My civic engagement includes:

  • Serving as a Public Employee for 6 years for the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Legislative Research Commission

  • Serving as a Public School Teacher for 8 years

  • Serving as a Volunteer Coordinator for the Monterey Homecoming Fair

  • Helping Organize Events for the Owen County Arts Council

  • Raising Funds for The Owen County Friends of Animals, God’s Special Little Hearts, Sayler Park Sustains, Owen County Football Team, Sisters’ Act Relay for Life and Donating to same from my small business, Earthshine Tie Dye

  • Volunteering to assist with Monterey Flood Recovery when needed

  • Volunteering to assist with County Clean-up Events

  • Co-sponsoring the Photography Club and Book Club at Owen County High School  

  • Contributing to Charitable Projects in our community and nationally through my church, Monterey Christian Church, including:


  • Christmas Project for local families in need               

  • Green Chalice Program for Environmental Stewardship

  • Owen County Youth Services

  • Project Graduation

  • Week of Compassion outreach for humanitarian needs

  • Implementing the Project-based Learning (PBL) method into my high school classroom.


  • Last year, I developed a project for students to identify critical economic issues and design solutions in Owen County.  Students worked for a month, analyzing economic data and creating presentations for their classmates.  The Owen County Civics Club organized an economic forum to engage with local leaders and stakeholders who listened and responded to student recommendations.  


  • I have also designed a cross-curricular PBL unit that encompasses the Agriculture, Art, Science, Social Studies and Geometry classes.  Teachers and students are in the process of exploring and coordinating these various academic perspectives to build a Monarch Waystation on our High School campus to help restore this threatened species.  We hope to have our grand opening this spring!



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Jenny Urie for State Representative, 62nd District

PO Box 62

New Liberty, KY 40355