State of Tennessee
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2013
Contact: Darlene Schlicher
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
APPROVES AMELIA’S LAW
THE BILL TO REMAIN IN SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE TO AWAIT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on
Wednesday sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) that would have
tightened the operations of the Board of Probation and Parole in regards to the granting of
parole for certain …
Amelia’s Law has now reached over 7,000 signatures online but we still need your help! Please head over to change.org and sign the petition if you haven’t already done so. Stand up and make a change!
By JESSA LEWIS
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 …
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 …
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 …
By DON DARE
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 …
As of this morning, Amelia’s Law as reached over 5,900 signatures. 4,092 signatures are needed so please help us stand up and make a change! Together we can make a difference!