(Editor’s note: This story contains some of the writer’s personal reflections.)
Mickey Patterson, a longtime fixture around Eighth Region sports, died suddenly at his home in Louisville Saturday. He was 55.
Patterson was the sports editor of The Oldham Era for 27 years, then came out of retirement in 2014 to be the sports editor of The Sentinel-News in Shelbyville. At both papers, he had numerous contacts with Anderson County sports.
He was also a contributor to The Courier-Journal and The Cats Pause.