Louisville Magazine http://wfpl.org en Noise and Notes: Stop Ignoring West Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-stop-ignoring-west-louisville <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85697842" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Stop ignoring the West End!</p><p>At least that’s the message from a <a href="http://loumag.epubxp.com/i/111400">recent Louisville Magazine cover story</a> about the nine neighborhoods encompassing west Louisville.</p><p>The 38-page exposé tells the community's history, and also outlined the current disparities in income, property values and education levels. Many know anecdotally about the so-called Ninth Street Divide, but the stark realities when compared to the East End is eye-opening.</p><p>Statistics show residents in east Louisville make three times more and seven times as many have a bachelor's degree or higher than their West End counterparts.</p><p>It's a bleak picture of the predominately African-American part of the city, which is increasingly isolated.</p><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:50:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4756 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Stop Ignoring West Louisville