Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

Maryville mother finds new ammunition for Amelia’s Law

6 News Reporter
LOUISVILLE (WATE) – During a meeting Wednesday with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Amanda Moore received a copy of John Perkins’ probation and parole reports. He crashed into her 16-year-old daughter, Amelia Keown, head-on, killing her instantly.
The contents of the reports surprised Moore, making her fight even harder to get Amelia’s Law on the books.
“It says he …

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Senator Doug Overbey to meet with family of Amelia Keown

Senator Doug Overbey will be meeting with the family of Amelia Keown on Thursday October 4th, 2012 in Maryville.  Amanda Moore, Amelia’s mother, requested the meeting after the recommendation from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey in Nashville last Wednesday.  The meeting will take place at 8 a.m to discuss Amelia’s Law. Please remember to sign the petition by clicking here if …

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Amelia’s Law AD to run in local paper

Below is the ad that will run in the Tidbits newspaper that will be distributed in Blount County on Saturday September 29th, 2012 and will run for 4 weeks. Thank you to the business’s who have sponsored this ad!

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YouTube channel updated

Our YouTube channel has been updated with two videos from last nights media coverage of the meeting with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.  Please visit our YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE to view all the videos.

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Amelia Keown’s family takes law proposal to the capitol

Written by: WBIR.COM
A family struck by tragedy is now working to prevent others from suffering their same loss.
“Amelia’s Law,” named after 16-year old Amelia Keown who was killed in a head-on collision in August, is a push to keep repeat felony offenders off the road.
“I’m going to get a change in the system so that another family does not have to lose a …

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Family Petitions For ‘Amelia’s Law’ After Daughter Dies In Wreck

by Emily Luxen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee family is fighting to preserve a teenager’s legacy while bringing big changes to the state’s justice system.
16-year-old Amelia Keown was killed August 14 near Knoxville after she was hit head on by another driver going 75 miles per hour.  That driver, John Perkins, had a lengthy criminal history that included multiple traffic violations and several charges …

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Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Supports Amelia’s Law

6 News Investigator
NASHVILLE (WATE) – The mother and grandfather of Amelia Keown were at the state capitol Wednesday continuing their crusade for “Amelia’s Law,” a proposal that would keep felons in prison longer.
On August 14, Amelia was hit head-on outside Maryville on U.S. Highway 411. The driver of the vehicle that struck Amelia, John Perkins, also died. Perkins had …

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Benefit Ride Tribute Video Released

On September 16th, 2012 the community came together to celebrate Amelia’s life and support her family by having a Bike Ride Benefit. Below is a tribute video highlighting the day. Feel free to watch and share!

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BREAKING NEWS: Meetings set up for family by state officials

Rep. Bob Ramsey  Rep of Maryville -(District 20) has reached out to the family of Amelia Keown. A meeting has been set up for Friday October 5th 2012 in Nashville.
Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee and Speaker of the State Senate Ron Ramsey has set up an appointment to meet with the family in Nashville on September 26th, 2012.
We are very thankful …

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Mom petitions for “Amelia’s Law” after daughter dies in wreck

Written by Eleanor Beck  - Source: WBIR Channel 10
A Maryville mom is working to change state law after a man with an extensive criminal record hit and killed her 16-year-old daughter.
Amelia Keown died in an August 14th wreck on Highway 411 while on her way home to pick up her pom poms for after school dance practice.
At first Amanda Moore …

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