Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty is recovering after emergency surgery last night for a bleeding ulcer.
Hardesty had a third of his stomach removed in the surgery and will be hospitalized for 7-10 days.
Hardesty's wife, Maxine, said in an E-mail that the doctor told her that if Tom didn't have the surgery when he did he likely would have bled to death by morning.
"I know there were numerous prayers for him and we can't begin to thank each of you enough," she said.
The staff at City Hall was anxiously awaiting an update Wednesday morning.