People in the News: Elly Piatt, McConnell Intern; police rookie, navy seaman, CEO of Learning Grove

Elly Piatt of Villa Hills interned this summer for Republican U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in his office in Washington, DC.

She is a senior at the University of Kentucky and is majoring in political science and economics.

Senator McConnell and Elly Piatt

“Since graduating from high school, my mission has been to use my gifts to make a difference in the communities around me,” Piatt said. “Working for Senator McConnell has been an honor as I have been able to both witness and contribute to the significant impact he has on our great Commonwealth, especially in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, two places that I’m happy to call home.”

Piatt is involved with Holy Spirit Parish UK – The Newman Centre, Student Government Association, College Republicans and Center for Community Outreach.

She is a 2019 graduate of Notre Dame Academy and is the daughter of Joel and Meg Piatt.

For more information on the internship program, visit Senator McConnell’s website HERE.

Sean Sinacori, new Covington Police recruit

The newest recruit to the Covington Police Department is a licensed private investigator and certified personal trainer with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Xavier University.

Sean Sinacori was sworn in by Mayor Joe Meyer and received his insignia in a ceremony at City Hall.

Covington Police recruit Sean Sinacori and Mayor Joe Meyer

“In these political times, it’s especially difficult to recruit people who want to work in law enforcement,” Meyer said. “In Covington, our police officers have the full support of the administration. Our police are the face of this city. More people interact with the police department than with any other department, and the department promotes and supports the values ​​of the City.

Police Chief Rob Nader presented Sinacori with his badge and echoed the mayor’s comments about recruiting challenges – but also expressed optimism.

Sinacori said he was excited to join the department and be of service.

“I’m thrilled with this opportunity and I’m thrilled to help the town of Covington,” he said.

Sinacori will begin his 20-week basic training at the Richmond Police Academy. Upon completion of the academy, he will return to Covington, where he will begin a field training program.

Ludlow native participates in world‘s largest international warfare exercise

Seaman Emmett Gernsna is quartermaster aboard the USS William P. Lawrence, operating out of Pearl Harbor. It is participating in the RIM of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.

Seaman Emmett Gersna

Gersna is a graduate of Marshall High School and originally from Ludlow.

Serving in the Navy means Gersna is part of a team that takes on new importance in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of national defense strategy.

“Protecting the season for those who can’t is a big part of why I joined the Navy,” says Gersna.

As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and maintain cooperative relationships essential to ensuring safety at sea and security on the world’s oceans. This is the 28th exercise in the series which began in 1971.

Shannon Starkey-Taylor Receives Vistage Award

Shannon Starkey-Taylor, CEO of Learning Grove, received the Leadership Award from Vistage, an executive coaching organization for small and medium-sized businesses.

The award is part of the Vistage Member Excellence Awards program.

Starkey-Taylor leads an organization dedicated to providing exceptional early childhood education and services to a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of nearly 7,000 children, youth and families each year with programs in Northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio.

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