Search for 22-month-old boy who went missing in rural eastern Kentucky on Mother's Day

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Officials in Kentucky are ramping up a search for a 22-month-old boy who went missing from his family's home nearly three days ago.

Magoffin County Emergency Management Director Robert Prater says the original search area was a half-mile radius from the family home of Kenneth Neil Howard, but is now about 1 mile and includes an old, overgrown mining operation.

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Magoffin County Search and Rescue Chief Carter Conley says crews and volunteers are using bloodhounds, horses, ATVs, helicopters and drones with thermal cameras to comb through the rugged terrain in search of the toddler.

Kentucky State Police spokesman William Petry says there's no evidence of foul play and a kidnapping would be odd in such a rural area, but police are not ruling out anything.

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Kenneth was last seen in his front yard at Racoon Hill at around 7.30pm on Sunday and was reported missing by his family an hour later.

His mother, Samantha Moore, said in an emotional interview with WTVQ on Tuesday that...
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