Central City -- On Monday night at approximately 7:38, KSP Post 2 in Madisonville was contacted by Muhlenberg County Central Dispatch in reference to a deceased male located at a residence on West Whitmer Street in Central City.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the man in a building next to the home. The victim, Ronnie E. Hardin, 64, of Central City, was pronounced dead at the scene by Muhlenberg County Deputy Coroner Ricky King.
An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville. The preliminary results indicate that the victim died from a single gunshot wound.
Through the course of the investigation, KSP Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh was able to obtain an arrest warrant for the victim’s ex-wife, Brenda M. Hardin, 61, of Central City. She has been charged with Murder-Domestic Violence and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Hardin is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after taking multiple prescription medications.
The investigation is on-going and conducted by KSP Detective Lonnie Kavanaugh.