Vigil honors Crystal Rogers, missing Bardstown mom

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Crystal Roger’s family said not a day goes by without thinking about her.

“People say it gets better, but it doesn’t, everyday is hard,” Sherry Ballard, Roger’s mother.

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Roger’s went missing in July 2015 from her hometown of Bardstown. Four years later, her family is still searching for her.

A prayer vigil was held Monday in remembrance of Rogers, but the family says it’s also to keep her story alive in hopes of getting answers about her whereabouts.

Rogers is commonly linked to four murder cases from Bardstown, including the death of her father Tommy Ballard shortly after her own disappearance. Because of this, many national news outlets, tv shows and podcasts have picked up the Bardstown murders, or as some might say Bardstown conspiracies.



But at the vigil, the focus was on Crystal. Her favorite color, pink, was everywhere, pink t-shirts, pink ribbons and a pink balloon release to close out the event.

Ballard said it feels good to see the community to continue to come out and support her daughter after all these years.

“I’m going to bring my daughter home, no matter how long it takes,” she said.

Rogers is a mother of five.

One of her daughters, Kyleigh Fenwick said it’s hard to explain the feeling of wanting to text or call her mom and not being able to anymore. But, she found an alternative.

“I actually have a little notebook and I write to her everyday,” she said. “It’s like she’s right beside me, everyday, like she’s right there.”

Ballard said even before Rogers disappeared her whole family was close.

“It’s been hard on the kids, but I don’t want them to lose hope,” she said. “God performs miracles, so there’s always hope.”

As for leads in the case, Ballard said she’s confident in police to find Crystal.