Moore's experience should help in her new job as emergency management director for Harlan County.
She received appointment to the post from the Harlan County Fiscal Court following the recent retirement of Everett Jones.
"Mr. Jones had a major role in picking the new director for Harlan County," said Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop. (He) worked alongside his deputy director, Scott Moore, and his wife, Lindsey, assisted them for several years, which in turn gave her a lot of experience."
Due to medical reasons, Scott Moore did not apply for the position.
"With the training that the Moores have behind them, Lindsey was the obvious choice," Grieshop said.
Moore has training in weapons of mass destruction, basic emergency management and Haz-Mat.
"It's my goal to get better equipment for all emergency response departments and better communication and cooperation between departments," said Moore. "There is a lot of grants out there we can apply for to be able purchase equipment, which will all be for the betterment of Harlan County."
Moore said the job requires a great deal of daily paperwork.
"Besides working closely with all the emergency departments in the county, I will also have communication with the National Weather Service on a daily basis and, hopefully, there won't be any major disasters here," Moore said. "If there are any disasters that occur, I will be more than proud to have Everett Jones by my side offering his advice."
Moore's position was voted on by fiscal court and is a lower paying position than one would think.
"The person taking on this title is not doing it for the money, it would be that they have a love for that type of work and they care about the county," said Grieshop. "The position pays somewhere around $6,000 per year."
Moore is grateful for the opportunity as new director.
"I appreciate fiscal court in having confidence in me to do this job and I hope to make the county proud and keep it safe from disaster," Moore said.