Name released of man who died in home explosion

MARY ALFORD/The News-Enterprise One person is dead and several others injured after an explosion at a home on New Glendale Road. Police tape blocked the drive way to the house Thursday morning.

A home explosion in the 3500 block of New Glendale Road last week resulted in one dead and five others injured.

Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee identified the deceased as Kelly Zilisch, 53. Zilisch was the owner of the home.

Hardin County Sheriff John Ward previously said the preliminary investigation of the fatal explosion Wednesday night indicated the occupants were making homemade fireworks.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 10 p.m. about an explosion at a residence. The sheriff’s office, Glendale Fire Department, Valley Creek Fire Department and Hardin County EMS responded.

Zilisch was dead at the scene and five others were injured and transported to area hospitals. According to Ward, seven people were inside the home.

One was flown to Uni­ver­sity Hospital in Louisville for treatment, one was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, three were treated at Hardin Memorial Hospital and one was not injured. Ward said the two taken to Uni­ver­sity Hospital had severe injuries.

As of Sunday afternoon, Ward said the investigation into the explosion still is ongoing. Sgt. Christina Priddy is leading the investigation for the sheriff’s office.

The Bureau of Alcohol, To­bacco, Firearms and Explosives is conducting an investigation of the explosion. Assistance is being provided by the Ken­tucky State Police and the Ken­tucky State Fire Marshal office.

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