Sandra Flynn Fisher

It was August 3, 1978, and the Russell County Jaycees Fair was alive with excitement. The fair was one of the highlights of the year for those who lived in Russell County, and probably for many that lived in the surrounding counties as well. So of course, this wasn’t the first time 31-year-old, Sandra Flynn Fisher…

Dixie Barker

On February 8, 1983, Eddie Barker saw his mother Dixie Barker, before he reported in for work that morning. They had been sharing the same residence in the area of 3400 Block South 29th Street in Ashland, Kentucky. At the time there were around 60 or so trailers in the trailer park, and no one…

Ora Aylene Lawrence-Barrick

Post by my dear friend Crimeblogger1983: “We just want to give our mother a proper burial and to really know that she’s at peace,” said Barrick’s daughter, Kaye Biggers. “That’s what has bothered me the most all these years, thinking about how she died and just wondering if her spirit is at peace.” DATE OF…

Ruvil Hale

“I’d love to know what happened to him,  but I don’t think we’ll ever know.” When we hear or talk about Paintsville, Ky, it normally calls to mind Butcher Hollow and Loretta Lynn. However, I doubt the majority of folks have never heard the name, Ruvil Hale. Ruvil Hale was 43 years old, and being cared…

Michael K. Gorley

“You can only be so strong for so long,” said Jennifer Coffey, Gorley’s sister. “I just want to be able to visit his grave and put flowers on it and just talk to him in peace without all that extra chaos. That would mean a lot.” Michael K. Gorley, 38, was hanging out with some friends…

Crystal Branham Hall

“I search and I search and I’ll keep on searching. Anytime I hear gossip about her, I take it to the police,” Branham said. “I’m doing everything I can to find my baby.” Crystal Branham-Hall, 24,  had been staying at her sisters’ apartment at 108 Kentucky Avenue in downtown Pikeville, Ky. On the night of March…