Sherlene M. Shanklin, WHAS11 News

Sherlene M. Shanklin

WHAS11 News

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Sherlene:

The 411 | DCorey Johnson previews new music video, back to school events

The Bates Memorial Elementary student wowed with his rendition of the National Anthem and now his new song, “I Wanna Go Back To School” is ready to go. → Read More

JCPS student who went viral with National Anthem rendition wants to go 'Back to School' on new song

WHAS11’s Sherlene Shanklin first introduced Kentuckiana to D’Corey Johnson in April and since then, he’s received national attention for his amazing voice. → Read More

'Go make Louisville better': Adria Johnson becomes first Black president of Metro United Way

The Louisville native and Seneca grad will take over Aug. 1. → Read More

Olympic champion Wilma Rudolph’s family reflects on her legacy

With the Summer Olympics just weeks away, we're looking back at an athlete that changed track and field in the 60s. → Read More

Transitional home for female veterans dealing with PTSD, trauma to open near Lexington

Lady Veterans Connect will open transitional housing for women veterans who have experienced PTSD or any other trauma. → Read More

The Greatest of All Time: Remembering Muhammad Ali on the fifth anniversary of his death

Ali's caregiver shares fond memories of the champ. → Read More

Meet the ESL teacher who helps students transition into JCPS school instruction

Huanmei Wang was born in China and serves as an ESL teacher at Camp Taylor Elementary. → Read More

Meet the Nima Kulkarni, the first Indian American elected to Kentucky Legislature

After graduating from Atherton High School and the University of Louisville, Kulkarni left to attend law school in D.C. — but her time in Kentucky wasn't over yet. → Read More

Bilal Powell working to build the community one home at a time

Former Cardinal and NFL star Bilal Powell is hoping to build relationships and homes in Louisville. → Read More

JCPS elementary student's jaw-dropping rendition of the National Anthem goes viral

DCorey Johnson, a third-grade student at Bates Elementary in Louisville, shares his amazing singing talent every day after the morning announcements. → Read More

Louisville business owner works to diversify construction projects

Love for his community and seeing others reach their ultimate potential is job one for a Louisville man who's on a mission to diversify construction projects, jobs. → Read More

Louisville native hopes to make city a "beacon of equity"

Kendall Boyd became the city's chief equity officer in 2020 — the same week Breonna Taylor was shot by Louisville police. → Read More

Stressful Kentucky legislature sparks emotion from Louisville Rep. Pamela Stevenson

Stevenson chose to speak after listening to Rep. Fugate (R-84) during a debate over the partial ban on no-knock search warrants. → Read More

'Black Heritage in Racing' exhibit to spotlight untold stories of Black horsemen

When fans and tourists visit the Derby Museum, they'll get to tour a new exhibit recognizing the history of Black horsemen. → Read More

Louisville native Laura Douglas serves as Muhammad Ali Center's first Black female president

As the immediate past board chair, Douglas came out of retirement to take on the role, hoping to reopen the Muhammad Ali Center's doors during her tenure. → Read More

Vaccine clinic opens at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church

The church faced obstacles and is now turning them in opportunities to assist the community. → Read More

Louis Coleman's social justice legacy in Louisville

Whether it was in the pulpit or in the streets of Louisville with a bullhorn, Reverend Coleman pushed for change and equality. → Read More

Louisville's Smoketown has more than a century of history with African Americans

Did you know that in the 1850s residents were of German descent but changed due to the arrival of thousands of freed slaves? → Read More

What is 'Day Law,' what does it mean in Kentucky history?

‘Separate but Equal’ was the concept behind the Day Law in Kentucky. The bill prohibited Blacks and whites from attending the same school until the mid 20th century. → Read More

The rich history of the 'Louisville Defender'

The Louisville Defender was one of three newspapers in the 1900s that covered issues that affected African Americans in Louisville. → Read More