5 years since Bardstown mom Crystal Rogers went missing

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A mother of five, Crystal Rogers, went missing on July 3, 2015 and her family five years later is still pleading for answers.

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.

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Rogers’ mom Sherry Ballard posted to Facebook most days seem unbearable.

“The Fourth of July weekend will never ever be the same for our family,” Ballard said in the post. “Just know we love you Crystal and Tommy, and we will never give up your fight for justice and to bring you home Crystal.”

We will find you one day Crystal and we will get justice for you and your daddy. It’s been five long years with most…

Posted by Sherry Ballard on Friday, July 3, 2020


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Monica Harkins joined the ABC 36 News team in June 2019 as a Multimedia journalist and Anchor/Producer. She’s born and raised in Austin, Texas and headed “North,” as she calls it, to study broadcast journalism and business at the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou she anchored and reported for KOMU 8 News, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri all four years. During her childhood she played almost every sport, but they always called her “Hollywood” for her love of theatre. In high school, she realized her excitement for theatre and performing was only a small piece of the puzzle. It’s story telling that’s her passion. She’s especially passionate about social media and creative platforms to tell stories. Her most recent experiment is being a FAA certified drone pilot. As a proud Texan she says she’s made of country music, Southern hospitality and Sweet Tea. When she’s not at work you can find her trying new recipes, listening to crime podcasts, reading the latest romance novel or rockin’ out to live music with friends. She says she’s only a tweet or Facebook message away, so say hi and send her the latest on your community. @MonicaHarkinstv or Mharkins@wtvq.com