Detailed data from the 2010 Census is coming out soon, and that has some lawmakers sharpening their gerrymandering pencils.

In Louisville, this will be a fairly historic occasion. The districts for the Metro Council will be redrawn for the first time.

I talked with Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh about the process. She hopes to involve outside experts, which is how the districts were first drawn before merger. Ward-Pugh anticipates a shift toward the eastern suburbs, but she expects the council to respect diversity and neighborhood boundaries. So it’s unlikely we’ll see anything like this in Louisville.