LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- He watched Louisville grow from a city that retreated from downtown in the 1970's to one that is vibrant. The man who covered it all at the Courier-Journal retired today. It was Sheldon's Shafer's last day on the job. His wife, Becky, and his daughter joined him as a large group of CJ employees told funny and amazing stories about the well-known journalist. It’s estimated that Shafer has written 25,000 stories since joining the paper in 1973.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Jazz would occasionally be playing in the background when Louisville’s famed sculptor Barney Bright worked in his Butchertown foundry creating the original Louisville Clock. The byline on the 1975 Courier-Journal article reads “Sheldon Shafer.” Just two years on the job with the Courier-Journal then, it would begin a decades-long fascination for Sheldon with that clock. You name it, he wrote about it over 44 years.
LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Deep into the forest named after Daniel Boone. Down logging roads and forest paths, the famed explorer himself may have roamed. Four hours from downtown Louisville. No GPS is going to guide you here. Why are we here? With metro Louisville's surrounding counties and Southern Indiana getting history-making visits from black bears, we wanted to see where most of them are coming from. So WHAS11 News Photographer Chris Bryant spent two days with John Hast.
Sheldon Shafer's retirement party @courierjournal drew a huge crowd and great stories. It's clear why, after 44 yrs, he has the respect that does. Since 1973 covering Louisville's growth & projects. @WHAS11https://t.co/0ekvd8joTE
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BREAKING: I-64 in both directions shut down at Watterson Expressway. One person is dead after being hit in the roadway. St. Matthews Police will brief reporters in a few minutes. LIVE UPDATE ON 11 @ 11 @WHAS11
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