Dubois County has a new solid waste management director.

This morning, the the Dubois County Solid Waste Management District Board and the Dubois County Commissioners moved to hire
David FlynnDavid Flynn, who currently resides in Jasper, to the position.

The decision to hire Flynn ends a monthlong search that began on the heels of the death of Lee “Butch” Kraft who died last month of a heart attack. Kraft had served as director since February.

The 49-year old Flynn, who is a Loogootee native, graduated from Indiana State University in 1986. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and Marine Corps League.

Flynn served more than 20 years in the Marines, where he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. Since 2006, he has worked as a short-term private security contractor in places including Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Dubois County Solid Waste Management disposes over 250 tons of recylables, trash, old TVs, tires, paint and other solid waste each year. The department operates on a $200,000 budget and consists of two full-time workers.

During the last month, the solid waste department’s hours were shortened. But now that a new director has been found, the processing center at 1103 S. 350W will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

As many as 25 people applied for the position. Flynn will start his new job this week.