LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Racist graffiti mars a fence in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood. Neighbors say they will not cover it up until they make some noise about it first.

They'll gather Friday to send a message that they're mad, they're watching, and they want it stop.

Drive by the side yard of Sharon Hurley's home on Clarks Lane, and a white picket fence appears to be just that -- a fence.

But look closer, and you'll see what appears to be child-like writing from a permanent marker -- and references to "White Power" and the KKK.

Sharon Hurley says they weren't there before 9:30 Wednesday night; her grass cutter found them Thursday morning.

She called police and her neighborhood association.

"I'm wondering why it's happening, as much as anything, the why. And one doesn't like to have the feeling of somebody doing this -- against our morals, against our constitution," Hurley said.

Hurley's family has lived in the house almost 80 years without vandalism, she said.

Hurley will join other neighbors and their state representative at 2:30 Friday afternoon at her home, 907 Clarks Lane. They will decry the messages and ask for help in finding who's responsible for them and perhaps other vandalism in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood.

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