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Hundreds honor Nelson Co. murder victims as hunt for suspect continues

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Kathy Netherland and her daughter Samantha were found murdered in their Nelson Co. home April 22. Kathy Netherland and her daughter Samantha were found murdered in their Nelson Co. home April 22.
KSP says this newer model Chevy Impala is the suspect vehicle in the murders of Kathy and Samantha Netherland. KSP says this newer model Chevy Impala is the suspect vehicle in the murders of Kathy and Samantha Netherland.
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- The community of Bardstown gathered Thursday evening to remember Kathy and Samantha Netherland, the mother and daughter who police say were murdered inside their home last week.

Hundreds of people honored the lives of the Netherlands through music and memories, as a tribute for two lives mysteriously taken.

Police say Kathy and Samantha Netherland were found murdered inside their Nelson County home -- with no trace of a killer.

"I think everybody is worried. We just really want this to be over with," said neighbor Kyra Greenwell, who organized the vigil.

"I decided to do it on a whim because I just couldn't sit in the house and be scared. I wanted to do something."

She says she hasn't rested since learning the news.

"I'm not sleeping. I don't think anybody is. I'm not opening windows. Not going outside so much. Being very withdrawn," Greenwell said.

KSP investigators say their one solid lead is a newer model black Chevrolet Impala caught on surveillance driving along U.S. 150 around the time of the murders.

Authorities say if they find the driver, then they've found the killer.

"I have faith in them. This will end soon," Greenwell said.

Thursday night, community members, friends and family gathered at the Nelson County Justice Center, holding purple and blue balloons to remember Kathy and Samantha's favorite colors.

Kathy was a a special education teacher and Samantha was a high school student, both in the Bardstown City School system.

While police look for clues, teachers, classmates and neighbors are left wondering why anyone would target such a nice family.

"Scholars, intelligent, smart, funny," Greenwell said.

Family members at the vigil declined to go on camera and asked the media to respect their privacy.

If you have any information about the murders, call KSP at 270-766-5078.

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