The family of a missing Central Hardin High School student is asking for pub­lic help finding her.

Kourtney Gump has been missing for a month. Her parents believe she left with an adult acquaintance and are anxious for a more aggressive search.

The 16-year-old is one of 35 Kentucky cases listed by the Na­tio­n­al Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A poster including her photograph is available for download on the center’s website,

Gump is listed as 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen July 14.

The national hotline for missing children is 1-800-843-5678, but the agency also encourages people to call 911 to reach police immediately with information about a missing person.

The Hart County Sheriff’s Office is listed as the primary police contact at 270-524-2341.

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