MOUNT VERNON — Lydia Durbin was named the 2011 Knox County Canine Royalty recently by the Knox County Canine Council.
Durbin is a senior at Fredericktown High School. She is taking post secondary classes with COTC. She has been in 4-H for nine years and is the president of the K-9 Companions 4-H Club. She will represent the Knox County Canine Council at various functions during the year, including the Knox County Fair.
This is the first year the Knox County Canine Council will have an official representative. The event was judged by John Thatcher, Knox County prosecutor; Shawn Christy, Mount Vernon fire chief; and Andrea Daubenmier, Knox County 4-H program coordinator.
The contestants were judged on project knowledge, self-presentation and other activities.