HARRODSBURG - Mercer County's incoming Emergency Management Agency coordinator has high-profile experience with disaster situations.
Wayne Davis was lead Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources investigator for two environmental disasters in Kentucky - the Anderson County fish kill after whiskey spilled from the Wild Turkey distillery there in May 2000, and the Martin County coal slurry spill in October 2000.
"I am very familiar with emergency situations," Davis told magistrates at Tuesday's Mercer Fiscal Court meeting.
The court officially hired Davis to replace coordinator David Weber, who is retiring from that position for the second time. He originally took over the spot in January 1992 and retired in June 2000, but came back to work in January 2001 after his replacement resigned.
Davis, soon to retire as assistant director for Fisheries with the state Fish and Wildlife Resources Cabinet, will begin work in his new position Sept. 15. He was chosen from among six applicants.