Kearney County's new county attorney has been working for neighboring Buffalo County since 2000.
The Kearney County Board of Supervisors approved its contract with Melodie Bellamy, of Kearney, earlier this month.
Bellamy's last day as deputy county attorney for Buffalo County was Friday.
Bellamy replaces Neleigh Korth, who resigned from the Kearney County post in July to join the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Bellamy will serve the rest of Korth's elective term, which ends in January 2015.