Hardyville man found dead following house fire

HARDYVILLE, Ky. – The body of an 81-year-old Hardyville man was found in a home after a house fire.

Kentucky State Police Post 3 Detectives are conducting a death investigation following the fatal house fire that occurred just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at 124 Hundred Acre Pond Road in Hardyville, according to a release from KSP.

Ralph Bennett was identified as the victim. Bennett was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County coroner, according to the release.  The cause of the fire has not been determined, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing.