Bardstown
Trailer: Introducing Bardstown

Trailer: Introducing Bardstown

August 8, 2019

Once dubbed “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” and considered the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky is like a lot of small, tight-knit communities all across America.

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. 

The Most Beautiful Small Town in America

The Most Beautiful Small Town in America

August 28, 2019

Bardstown, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital of the World, with centuries-old history and small-town charm. But just under the surface, there are whispers, secrets and five unsolved murders. The first one to shock the small town was in May 2013 as a police officer was heading home from work.   

Badge 139

Badge 139

August 28, 2019

What happened on that spring night as Bardstown Police officer Jason Ellis turned off the Bluegrass Parkway? We dig into the investigation, the theories and the evidence. We’ll also tell you who Jason Ellis was: a father, a husband, a baseball player, a brother and a son. 

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

September 4, 2019

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. 

 

Missing Mothers

Missing Mothers

September 11, 2019

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 Brothers

The Brothers

September 18, 2019

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.

Bonus Episode: Live Update From the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Bonus Episode: Live Update From the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

September 23, 2019

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.  

Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

September 25, 2019

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. 

The Hunter

The Hunter

October 2, 2019

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.

Hunting the Houcks

Hunting the Houcks

October 9, 2019

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.