Welcome! You're probably not too terribly far from Louisville...
I love my G19. I don't know if I'd get a 22. Sure bullets are cheap, but you may outgrow it quickly. I got one for my kid (he's 9 now), and he has already moved on to the rest of my guns. (the 22 is his last choice when we go to the range). You may be different, but just tryin' to save you the expense. 9mm ammo is pretty cheap online.
G19 G26 G30 Sig 2340 357 Beretta U22 (kid's) Two Saiga 12 Two Draco 7.62x39 "pistols" Colt 6920 Saiga SGL21-94, M92 Krinkov "pistol," PSA Patrol Carbine Saiga 223