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People in News: Hollenkamp is Emerging Leader, Libertarian Hicks to speak, police officers graduate

St. E’s Matt Hollenkamp earns national honor

True North Custom has named Matt Holenkamp of St. Elizabeth Healthcare one of the Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Marketing.

The winners were selected nationwide after being nominated by their peers for excellence in advancing healthcare marketing and communications.

Here’s what True North said about Hollenkamp:

Libertarian John Hicks at Optimists Wednesday

Three candidates are running for Governor of Kentucky on the November 5 ballot. 

John Hicks of Louisville is the choice of the Libertarian Party of Kentucky (LPKY). Since he and four other Libertarian candidates won their case in Federal Court, the state Secretary of State will include them all on the 2019 ballot.

Hicks will be speaking to the Optimist Club of Covington at noon this Wednesday. The Club meets at Pee Wee’s Place, 2325 Anderson Road in Crescent Springs.

John Hicks earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with concentrations in economics and history from Stetson University in 1968 and attended Georgia State University from 1987-89, according to bio posted on his campaign website.

Hicks is a Leadership Louisville graduate, class of 1982. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-70 assigned to Signal Corps, and served in Chu Lai, Vietnam. His professional experience includes working as a public school teacher, community newspaper publisher, 1976-86; and a programmer-analyst/IT consultant. His organizational affiliations include the Kentucky Open Source Society and the Libertarian Party of Louisville.

His running mate is Ann Cormician.

Three NKY police officers complete sergeant’s academy

Law enforcement officers from agencies across the Commonwealth completed the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision, including three from the NKY region:

Sgt. Ron Hutchinson Falmouth Police Department,
Sgt. David Osborne Dry Ridge Police Department,
Sgt. Kevin Vaske Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

While in APS, students participate in classes focusing on the role of a supervisor, leadership, resolving conflict, managing diversity, monitoring officer performance, professional image, legal issues for supervisors, ethics, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, making decisions, solving problems, managing critical incidents, public speaking, emotional survival, media relations and others.

The graduating class is the 82nd to complete APS since the program began in 2003.

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