Dozens gather in Boyle County to honor missing Kentuckians


It's something you never want to think about, but for some it's their reality. Dozens gathered Sunday in Boyle County to remember those who have gone missing and never returned home.

"We won't stop. We'll never stop," Sandra Hasty said. It's been years since she's seen her son.

"Three years and three days," she said.

Michael Gorley went missing May 17, 2015. As Hasty searches for answers, she tries to honor the missing and murdered in the Commonwealth.

"We need to know why," she said. "But, we also need to know that we're there for each other through the process of getting the answers and getting the justice that our missing and murdered deserve."

Sunday, Hasty hosted a celebration of life candlelight vigil and spent time with families who also want answers.

"You hear these stories, but to think it could happen to your family," Lisa Kerr, sister of Whitney Copley, who went missing in 2015, said. "It's been two and a half years and we still have no answers."

"It's hard. I don't know if it's anything that you ever get over," Bobbie Reynolds, sister of Desiree Sparks, who was found dead in Lincoln County in 2016, said. "It's never something you'll forget. It's nice to know there's people out there you can draw support from."

Hasty said she won't stop searching for answers and won't give up the hope of finding them.

"I keep that hope. I will never lose it. I'll never lose that hope. I mean, that hope is what drives me," Hasty said. "That's all we can do is hope the Good Lord gives the detectives the insight to solve these cases."

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