Charter: City giving Google Fiber unfair edge

Phillip M. Bailey, @phillipmbailey – Louisville’s largest cable and internet provider says the city is giving Google Fiber an unfair advantage, and it wants Mayor Greg Fischer to step in and ease key regulations in the coming weeks. In a July 28 letter, Charter Communications told Fischer the city’s separate franchise agreements allow Google to operate…

Coal jobs continue to disappear in Kentucky

BY BILL ESTEP, bestep@herald-leader.com – Although the state’s coal industry continued to shed jobs from April through June, the decline was not as steep as in the first three months of the year, according to a report released Monday. The number of jobs statewide dropped by 6.9 percent. That left estimated employment in the industry at 6,465…

McConnell Will “Likely” Seek Seventh Term

by ASSOCIATED PRESS –  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek a seventh Senate term in 2020. McConnell, appearing on WKYT-TV’s “Kentucky Newsmakers” program that aired Sunday, said he’s “at the top of…