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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
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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..

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