LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A longtime reporter for The Courier-Journal is getting some love from the city for all his hard work.
On Monday Mayor Gregg Fischer, Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson and former mayor David Armstrong helped dedicate a plaque at Waterfront Park for Sheldon Shafer. It's on a swing near the ramp leading up to the Big Four Bridge.
Shafer has worked for the newspaper for 40 years and has written more than 20,000 stories.
“There’s just nobody like him that's been around for four decades, and understands the history of the city and can write his articles in the context of that decade’s long history,” Fischer said.
Monday was extra special for Shafer--it's also his 70th birthday.