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Welcome signs proclaim it “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town.” It’s considered the Bourbon Capital of the World. And in many ways, Bardstown, Kentucky is just like a lot of small, tight-knit communities all across the country. But just under the surface, there’s something darker. Not everyone wants to talk about it. And a lot of people would rather forget. That’s because since 2013, Bardstown has also been the site of five unsolved murders. Now, the team behind “Bomber,” “True Crime Chronicles,” and “88 Days” is digging into these cases to find out what’s really happening in Bardstown, and whether these murders could be related. And along the way uncovering a history of violence and fear in this otherwise quintessential southern town. Bardstown launches August 28.
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From KGW8 in Portland, Oregon and the studio that brought you Bardstown, a new podcast that delves into the story of a young woman who disappeared in the middle of a July night in 2016. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a quiet town in the Pacific Northwest. Her killer would go on to terrorize several other families in a multi-state crime spree, simply because he said the had the "urge to kill."
This week we answer some of your burning questions about the cases in Bardstown!
Connections

Connections

2019-10-1600:24:2315

In the final chapter of our story, we ask the same question that Bardstown residents have been asking for years: Are these cases connected? 
Hunting the Houcks

Hunting the Houcks

2019-10-0900:25:4819

The podcast team sets out to find the Houck family and get their side of the story. We knock on doors, including the family farm, the grandmother’s home and Brook Houck’s home that he shares with his girlfriend. 
The Hunter

The Hunter

2019-10-0200:30:1417

On a crisp Fall day in November 2016, Tommy Ballard set out to go to deer hunting with his 10-year old grandson. What happened that morning is still a mystery and another tragic chapter in Bardstown's history.
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

2019-09-2500:23:3217

Weeks and then months go by, but still no sign of missing mother Crystal Rogers. It's the fourth tragedy to strike Bardstown in recent years. But then, for the first time, investigators give family and friends hope that there's been a break in one of the cases. 
It's Bardstown's annual party with thousands of people flocking into town, and we wanted to be there.  But not just for the festival. There's some recent news in Bardstown that isn't sitting well with a lot of people. Jessica Noll goes back to Bardstown to give us an update.  
The Brothers

The Brothers

2019-09-1800:32:5231

With no leads and no sign of missing mother Crystal Rogers, detectives question her boyfriend Brooks Houck.  But when his interview is cut short by a phone call, a new line of investigation begins and a Bardstown police officer is in the hot seat.
Missing Mothers

Missing Mothers

2019-09-1100:38:1532

It's been two years since Officer Jason Ellis was killed in a deadly ambush and fifteen months since Kathy and Samantha Netherland were found murdered in their home.  And another tragedy is about to hit Bardstown.  
The Netherlands

The Netherlands

2019-09-0400:29:4727

Less than a year after the murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, a brutal double homicide stuns the community again and leaves residents and investigators looking for answers.  
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Chet Hjr

I thought a shotgun was used but Richard mentioned rifle. Was he confused or did I misunderstand?

Nov 12th
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Ishmael

Well, this went nowhere.

Oct 30th
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Rosie P

❤️ Love to the family, I'm so sorry ❤️

Oct 29th
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Brian Lee

That’s it?! Don’t start such an open ended story.

Oct 27th
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Heather Boylen

I love this detective for not buying this man’s bullshit.

Oct 23rd
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Brian Lee

Wow police officer doesn’t exactly instill confidence.

Oct 23rd
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John Buckner

You know you've hit the bottom when you interview a psychic who says there are a lot of "bunkers" because "of hurricanes and stuff." In the entire recorded history of Kentucky, there has never been a single hurricane. Not one. A 1-episode story told in 10. What a waste of time.

Oct 16th
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Brad Steres

how many episode will there be

Oct 16th
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Toni Arnold

his new girlfriend CRYSTAL. weirdo

Oct 16th
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NPaz

....an episode in which precisely nothing happens.

Oct 10th
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Michele Mic Walker

Had to listen but surely y'all knew they wouldn't talk! Brooks has that creepy fake southern hospitality, sorry but us Yankees hear it a mile away. RIP Crystal 🙏💜

Oct 9th
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Skylar Austin

I wish these were longer!!! I'm hooked!

Oct 9th
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Michele Mic Walker

Um I'm only 16 min in, but it's very obvious that people are being picked off in this town and Tommy should have been the last straw for ALL law enforcement to put a stop to it cuz who's next for god's sake. unfricking believable!!! I'll never ever go to Kentucky

Oct 9th
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Michele Mic Walker

Crystal's mom is sooo precious🙏🙏Its exactly what she should be doing. Btw Nick is a snake for sure!!

Oct 9th
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Michele Mic Walker

Good lord I'm into 3 murders in a year! What absolutely no clues! DNA smears or under fingernails, 2nd blood type at a stabbing come on. Then it's a Henry lee Lucas and side kick duo if they cant focus on some obvious locals or God forbid a bad cop.😳🤔very cowardly for sure!!

Oct 8th
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Jerry Johnson

I don’t think they have any proof the city took them down. And the officials told the family that they didn’t take them down. It blows my mind that people believe things just bc they are in a podcast. And it seems like this podcast is def trying to force certain narratives at times. I think accusations without any evidence is pretty ridiculous .

Oct 7th
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Cassandra Delgado

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Oct 6th
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Kris King

this doesn't seem to be going anywhere 5 people murdered in 4 events. the first was a total ambush, the second/third a home invasion, and the fouth and fifth a daughter and father which seems to be the only connected but separate murder cases of the 4.

Oct 3rd
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Brittany Hamel

It blows my mind that a town would remove signs for fear of looking bad. It looks worse that more wasn't done to find them from the start. sheesh.

Sep 24th
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Adniram

ok this weeks episode was a repeat of last weeks. we heard both interviews already. im loving the podcast but this filler stuff just isn't cool!!

Sep 24th
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