Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

UPDATE: Woman Charged in Central City Man's Death Incarcerated After Hospital Stay

police with mugUPDATE: CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/14/14) — The woman KSP charged in the shooting death of her ex-husband has been incarcerated after being hospitalized for ingesting a large quantity of prescription medications.

According to a Kentucky State Police report released Monday, July 14, Brenda M. Hardin was released from Muhlenberg Community Hospital Saturday, July 12 and lodged in the Muhlenberg Detention Center at about 9:41 a.m., Saturday, July 12.

The original and follow up story are below.

Rita Dukes Smith

SurfKY News Director

UPDATE: CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/8/14) — An arrest warrant for the person allegedly responsible for the death of a Central City man Monday night has been issued.

According to a Kentucky State Police report Tuesday afternoon, KSP Det. Lonnie Kavanaugh's investigation resulted in an arrest warrant for Brenda M. Hardin, 61, Central City, in the death of her ex-husband, Ronnie E. Hardin, 64, Central City.

An autopsy was performed at the State Medical Examiner's Office Tuesday in Madisonville, which revealed that Ronnie E. Hardin died from a single gunshot.

Brenda M. Hardin was charged with murder-domestic violence, a Class A Felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D Felony. She is in the intensive care unit at Muhlenberg Community Hospital due to the ingestion of multiple prescription medications.

Rita Dukes Smith

SurfKY News Director

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (7/8/2014) ― A Central City man was found dead in a building next to his residence at 904 W. Whitmer St., Central City, around 7:38 p.m. Monday, July 7.

In addressing the press at the scene, Kentucky State Police spokesman Stu Recke said the name would not be officially released until all proper notification was made. At 1:57 a.m., Recke released the victim's name.

Muhlenberg County Deputy Coroner Ricky King pronounced Ronnie Hardin, 64, dead at the scene.

Recke told SurfKY News that the death is under investigation. He would not reveal the manner of death nor if suspects have been identified.

"I cannot confirm anything right now except it is a death investigation,” said Recke. “Investigators are on the scene now, and that's where it stands."  

An autopsy is scheduled with the State Medical Examiner in Madisonville for today, July 8.

The investigation is being handled by Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh of the Kentucky State Police.  The Central City Police Department, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department and the Muhlenberg County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.

This story will be updated with further details, when they are released.

Charles Riley
SurfKY News Reporter
SurfKY News Photos/Charles Riley

Front of residence where crime occured

Police units on location

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department Offering Fall Tennis Lessons

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/14) — The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department is taking registrations for youth tennis… Read More

Casting Call: Back Alley Musicals 'Drowsy Chaperon'

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/14) — The audition times and dates for 'Drowsy Chaperon' are 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 7 and 6:30 p.m.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 5264

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 4295

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 4035

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 20, 2014 3912

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 3849

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 3912

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2686

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 1643

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 1632

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1461

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 4035

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3849

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3727

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 3179

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3089

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 18, 2014 4295

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3740

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3548

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 3040

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2184

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06