Louisville Metro Extends Metered Parking to Food Trucks

Food truck vendors have met with Louisville Metro Government officials to further ease restrictions on operations. Vendors can now park up to four hours at parking meters, without extra hassle. Vendors met with local officials from Inspections, Licenses and Permits and other agencies on Tuesday to ask permission to set up at parking meters, paying […]

Council Committee Hears From Food Truck Owners

The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Safety committee is recommending further changes to an ordinance that regulates the proliferation of food trucks after hearing from the budding entrepreneurs. Last month, Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced amendments to the law that it argued made it easier for mobile vendors to operate and streamlined the permit process. However, […]

Mayor’s Office Defends Food Truck Ordinance (AUDIO)

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s staff is defending a revised ordinance that eases rules for food truck owners. Earlier this month, the mayor’s office announced the changes passed by the Metro Council, which allow mobile vendors to secure a permit for their vehicles instead of a permit for each location where they plan to set up. […]

Republicans Disagree on Economy, Obama on Libya, Ear X-Tacy’s Unexplained Closure, Food Truck Rules Explained: Today on Here and Now

Some leading Republicans are indicating they might be open to tax increases as part of a larger deal as Congress faces a deadline to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. But debate is widening within the Republican party over taxes, deficits, and economic growth. We’ll talk about it.

A new article in Rolling Stone says President Obama led America into a new kind of war in Libya — with the full support and participation of the international community. As NATO pulls the curtain down on the Libyan mission officially today, we look at President Obama’s decision-making process on Libya and what it says about his leadership.

Today is the deadline for Louisville Orchestra musicians to return to work. The orchestra board says it will begin replacing the players if they do not sign on by the end of the day. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has the latest.

The unexplained closure of Louisville landmark Ear X-Tacy this weekend has many concerned this may be bad news for the struggling music store. WFPK’s Sean Cannon has been following the story and he’ll fill us in on what’s happened and what explanations, if any, have been offered.

And we’ll listen to a conversation between WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Louisville Metro Policy Advisor Brandon Coan about the new food truck regulations.

New Food Truck Regulations Draw Criticism: State of the News [Audio]

Louisville food truck operators expected new regulations to make things easier for them, but many say what happened was the opposite. The rules call for, among other things, background checks and permits for all workers — something owners say isn’t required of workers in traditional brick and mortar restaurants. Friday on State of the News, […]

Food Truck Regulations, Louisville Orchestra Impasse, Prescription Drug Smuggling, the Governor’s Race and More: Today on State of the News

1:06pm: We’ll talk about recent developments in the Louisville Metro, including JCPS student assignment, the Louisville Orchestra, and two men currently trapped in a surface mine in Ohio County. 1:30pm: WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and cn|2‘s Kenny Colston analyze the Kentucky governor’s race. 1:40pm: The latest food truck regulations have operators angry and patrons confused. […]