Hartnett and staff

The now-retired Executive Director of the Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club John Hartnett stands next to Unit Director Jennifer Wheeler (left) and Program Coordinator Chelsee Simerly. Wheeler and Simerly surprised him by decorating the lobby of the building with banners wishing him a happy retirement.

“The legend has retired.”

After 40 years, The Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club Executive Director John Hartnett retired Friday.