Redeem yourself, Mitch McConnell
Sometime back, I remember U.S. Sen. Mich McConnell saying that his main goal was to be sure that President Obama would be a one-term president.
The results are now in and President Obama has been elected to a second term. McConnell has been shown to be a complete failure in accomplishing what he claimed was his main goal.
Now that the snator has been exposed as a failure in what he considered his main job, perhaps he could devote a little more time and effort to the legislative process rather than sitting with arms crossed and pouting like a spoiled child.
As it turns out, the Kentuckians who elected McConnell have always thought that legislator should have been his job description rather than obstructor.
The election is over. Get to work, Senator McConnell, and redeem yourself by legislating over the remaining months of your term.
Thomas Williams, Ashland
30 under 30 is real tribute
What a marvelous tribute and documentary to those 30 under 30 who are making great strides to live work and enjoy life here in the region!
The Insight section is a testament and tribute to the will and belief many have in resurrecting the Tri-State to what it was and what it can be for all!
I know some of those profiled and am glad to say they have a passion and commitment to the making a difference right here in the place we all chose to call home and not run off to some big city, grass-is-greener thinking place.
I applaud the efforts of the Independent for this journalistic recognition, as I myself was one of the recent 40 over 40 documented persons in the news. May we all work together and take action to make a difference for the positive future and potential progress of our region.
Vincenzo Fressola, President, Ashland Rotary Club, Ashland