Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

McConnell's record-breaking tenure worth spot in history books - LINK

A fascinating look at a Kentuckian, now one of the world's most powerful figures, who has such a long, close relationship with South Central Kentucky and who has figured so much in infrastructure improvements in Adair County. Sen. McConnell's personal ties in the area go back to his college days when he was a roommate of Phil Aaron and over a half century of close political ties with Hilda Legg and Larry Legg.

By Scott Jennings, Opinion Contributor, the Courier Journal
Original Story URL
Kentucky Press News Service

Phil Niekro confounded the best hitters in baseball for 24 Major League seasons using a knuckleball that Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer said was “like trying to eat Jell-O with chopsticks." Only three hurlers pitched more innings than the durable Niekro, and just nine players appeared in more seasons

After a long day on the Senate floor, Kentucky’s political version of Niekro — Mitch McConnell — unwinds by catching the last few innings of his beloved Washington Nationals. McConnell, who on June 12 became the longest-serving Republican Senate leader in American history, knows that experience, patience and strategy make a difference in both baseball and politics, two great American past times he has loved since childhood..

Story continues at Mitch McConnell's record-breaking tenure worth a spot in history books

This story was posted on 2018-06-14 03:41:55
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.