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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Leon Owens to the Murray State University Board of Regents. Owens is the president of Swift & Staley in Paducah and a Murray State alumnus. 

The university's student newspaper, the Murray State News, reports the governor made the appointment Wednesday by executive order. 

Owens will fill the seat left vacant by Susan Shaffer Guess, whose term had expired.