101 – The Story Behind Kentucky’s Notorious “Dark Highway” Murders

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This episode of Scandal Water contains adult themes and descriptions of violence. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

On November 6, 1936, beautiful Verna Garr Taylor left for a day trip with her fiance, former Lieutenant Governor Henry Denhardt. By day’s end, she would be lying in a ditch off Kentucky’s Highway 22 with a single bullet through her chest. 

Her fiance immediately declared it a suicide. To the people investigating the case, it looked like murder. 

This is just the beginning of the fascinating double-murder case detailed in the book “Dark Highway” by Ann D’Angelo… a case so sensational, it made front-page news across the nation for nearly a year. 

In this week’s episode, we walk you through the circumstances leading up to Verna’s death along that dark highway, as well as the equally shocking events that followed. 

You won’t want to miss this episode! Not only will you be drawn into the intriguing Taylor/Denhardt murder case, but it’ll also prepare you for our fascinating interview with author Ann D’Angelo that will air next week.

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Show Notes Episode 101!


Dark Highway: Love, Murder, and Revenge in 1930s’ Kentucky by Ann DAngelo

Dark Highway website 

Oldham County History Center archives

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