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    In our 2019 West End issue, we look at everything from investment and revitalization to art and culture. Find the features from our West End package below.

     

    What will nearly $1 billion mean for Russell and surrounding west Louisville neighborhoods?

    About $870 million in investment is currently planned for west Louisville.
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    “It’s nice on paper. It’s got to work.”
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    What do residents think of west Louisville revitalization?

    For this piece, we enlisted the help of Marshae and Walter Smith of the blog West of Ninth.
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    “I’m positive, but I’m apprehensive because I know how these things normally go down."
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    Living Among West Louisville's Storied Movers and Shakers

    Former Courier-Journal columnist and editorial writer Betty Winston Bayé recalls her years on fabled Chestnut Street.
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    “By god, one can buy a house in Louisville with a f***king credit card!”
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    Artist Victor Sweatt Sees Mystery in the Natural World

    For years, being an artist was not fun for Sweatt, and then he unthreaded business from art.
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    “It’s not always about bringing attention to beautiful things.”
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    Jaylin Stewart Memorializes Victims of Gun Violence Through Painting

    She's had about five exhibitions since her first art show in 2016.
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    “It felt like he was right there in front of me.”
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    Seventies-era Black Scene Magazines Resurface

    And they inspire a modern-day reissue.
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    "Most of us were involved in an unsuccessful primary election campaign and became aware, during the campaign, of deficiencies in our community. This is our first step.”
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    Former Metro Councilmember Cheri Bryant Hamilton Charts Her Future by Exploring Her Past

    She represented District 5, covering parts of the west Louisville neighborhoods Portland, Shawnee, Russell and Chickasaw.
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    “The West End — we used to say the best end. And I still feel that it has the potential to get back to that.”
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    A Cooperative Black Teen Learns the Law Can Be out of Order

    A case of who you are and where you are and not what you did.
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    “Mama, they taking me out of the vehicle.”
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    Cover photo: mural by Victor Sweatt // by Joon Kim

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