Eighteen years ago at a Halloween party, Superintendent of Paducah Public Schools dressed in blackface along with a female friend. At the time, Shively was a teacher at Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, Kentucky.
Fast forward to 2020, Shively is at a crossroads. He's been an advocate for the students at the Paducah Publics Schools and has been supported by many in the community that have said he's done more good than harm.
Monday afternoon, October 26, Shively released a statement regarding his action plans to move forward following the events that transpired after the photo circulated on social media.