Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed an
Heineman announced Wednesday that Michael L. Kenney, of Lincoln, will serve as the department's new director. The 60-year-old Kenney has served as warden of the
Kenney will replace director Bob Houston, who retired this month from the position he held since 2005.
Kenney has previously served as warden of the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility in Omaha, where he oversaw a 100-bed facility for violent youths.
He served as warden of the