Authorities searching for missing special needs boy from LaRue County

The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing juvenile from The Life Connection, in LaRue County near Sonora.

The Life Connection is for boys with an IQ below 75, who have emotional issues and are in the custody of the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services.

Police said 16-year-old Brandon Hardin was last seen by The Life Connection staff on Tuesday morning at about 11:00.

Brandon stands approximately 5-9 and weighs about 156 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark green hoodie, black long sleeve under-shirt, camo jeans, and boots.

Anyone with information regarding Brandon’s whereabouts is asked to contact the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office at 270-358-3120, or local law enforcement.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at or 270-259-6000