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Sherry Ballard aims to keep a spotlight on Bardstown's unsolved cases

Posted at 9:27 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 07:40:05-04

(BARDSTOWN) KY. — If you're headed to the Bourbon Festival in Bardstown this weekend, chances are you'll see t-shirts that say 'solve these murders' and on the back, show five names including Crystal Rogers and Tommy Ballard.

The t-shirts were made after someone allegedly started taking down Crystal Rogers signs dedicated to getting answers in her unsolved case and the shooting death of her father, Tommy Ballard. Sherry Ballard, Crystal's mother and Tommy's wife, says it isn't a coincidence the signs started disappearing right before the festival, just like they did last year.

"I'm not going to stop, I'm going to keep her signs out there. And if you take them down, it's just going to make me want to put up more. And that's what I did this weekend," Sherry said.

Determined to keep the mysteries in the spotlight, Sherry Ballard is asking everyone to wear the bright t-shirts to the festival. With so many people coming to town this weekend, Sherry says someone seeing a sign or t-shirt, could be exactly what's needed for a break in any of the unsolved cases. "It's not just my daughter and my husband, it's your family too. Everyone that lives in this town," Sherry said.