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Death Investigation In Muhlenberg County

Date of News Release: 07/08/2014

Central City, KY. (Muhlenberg County) - The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating the death of a Central City man.

On Monday, July 7, 2014, at approximately 7:38 p.m., the KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by Muhlenberg County Central Dispatch in reference to a deceased subject located at a residence on West Whitmer Street.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim in a building next to the residence. The victim, Ronnie E. Hardin, 64, of Central City, KY, was pronounced dead at the scene by Muhlenberg County Deputy Coroner Ricky King.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today, July 8, at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville.

The investigation is continuing by KSP Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh. The Central City Police Department, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department, and the Muhlenberg County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.