Bardstown

VAULT Studios

In 2019, we brought you the story of five unsolved murders in and around the small, tight-knit town of Bardstown, Kentucky. Season 2 brings us to a bayou community in Louisiana — Lacombe — where the wife of a local fire chief is missing the day a mysterious fire rips through her house. 'Beyond Bardstown: Lacombe' will explore why Nanette Krentel turned that home into a fortress, and ultimately, how that fortress failed to protect her. WWL-TV Investigative Reporter Katie Moore shares a story she’s been following since 2017. A story about fear, loss and a family's search for answers. Season 2 of 'Bardstown' is available now.

Trailer: Introducing Bardstown
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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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2019

1 min 34 sec

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2019

36 min 41 sec

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2019

35 min 55 sec

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.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2019

30 min 38 sec

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2019

38 min 22 sec

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2019

34 min 6 sec

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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2019

15 min 58 sec

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 2019

22 min 1 sec

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2019

29 min 12 sec

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2019

25 min 41 sec

In the final chapter of our story, we ask the same question that Bardstown residents have been asking for years: Are these cases connected?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 2019

25 min 7 sec

Hosts Shay McAlister and Jessica Noll answer some of your burning questions about the cases in Bardstown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 2019

33 min 5 sec

Five years after Crystal Rogers disappeared we have some major developments to share in the investigation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2020

19 min 26 sec

As the FBI continues to investigate the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, we sit down one-on-one with Crystal's mother Sherry Ballard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2020

24 min 6 sec

We have new details from the FBI about recent developments in Bardstown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 2020

14 min 4 sec

The FBI has announced new information regarding the identity of human remains found in Nelson County in July. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2020

7 min 50 sec

Season 2 of 'Bardstown' is coming March 31, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 17

2 min 34 sec

A house fire breaks out in the woods, and the wife of a local fire chief is nowhere to be found. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 31

44 min 44 sec

In the wake of the fire, Nanette's family begins to reveal what drove her fear. They also begin to question how the investigation is being handled.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 31

31 min 39 sec

Nanette’s fear wasn’t unfounded according to those who knew her well. We learn more about what caused her to isolate more and more in her final days.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 7

34 min 28 sec

As family and friends prepare for Nanette Krentel’s memorial service, they learn investigators may be holding on to crucial information about her death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 14

33 min 29 sec

New details emerge about the morning of the fire, and investigators uncover potentially significant evidence in the ashes of the Krentel residence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 21

34 min 5 sec

Nanette’s family turns up the heat and brings in outside experts to examine the investigation and her autopsy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 28

31 min 59 sec

One year later, a tense meeting between investigators and Nanette’s family shines a light on the family’s frustration about a lack of answers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 5

44 min 49 sec

More than three years after the fire in Lacombe, Nanette Krentel’s family refuses to let her case go unsolved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 12

32 min 29 sec

Heists, scams and other strange-but-true stories from all over the country. From the studio behind Bardstown, 'Strangeville' is available now. Search for it where you listen to Bardstown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 18

2 min 3 sec

Strangeville, a new series from VAULT Studios, is available now. For the rest of this episode, and more like it, search for Strangeville on your podcast app and tap "follow" or "subscribe." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Aug 20

10 min 30 sec

Bardstown Season One Update: There's a renewed focus on a property in Bardstown, Kentucky where the FBI are back searching again. Our host and WHAS11 reporter Shay McAlister tells us about what's going on and what we know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 2

12 min 59 sec