Kentucky Police Seize Ten Children of Homeschooling Off-Grid Family, Arrest Pregnant Mother

NauglerBRECKENRIDGE COUNTY, Ky. — Kentucky police have seized the ten children of a homeschooling family who lives what they call a “back-to-basics” off-the-grid life because of their simplistic living arrangement and because the children are not enrolled in school.

Joe and Nicole Naugler live in a small 280 square foot cabin on 26 acres of land, where they raise animals and grow much of their own food. Their home is generator-powered, and they homeschool their children as part of the “unschooling” movement where children learn at their own pace.

The family has blogged about their homesteading journey for nine years and run a Facebook page called “My Blessed Little Homestead.”

According to reports, as Mr. Naugler was out with eight of the children on Wednesday, members of the Breckenridge County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the property to investigate due to an anonymous complaint. They allowed Mrs. Naugler to leave with the two children.

However, after Naugler left, she was soon pulled over by police who sought to then take the two children in the car. As Naugler—who is pregnant with the couple’s 11th child—disputed the seizure and resisted it, she was arrested for disorderly conduct.

When police made contact with Mr. Naugler, they ordered him to hand over the remaining children under threat of felony charges. He did so, and the children were separated and placed into homes in four different area counties.

After Mrs. Naugler was released from jail, she posted online the paperwork provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Kentucky version of Child Protective Services, which stated that the children had been taken because of the living arrangement and because they are homeschooled.

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“Children are not living in appropriate conditions and are not enrolled in school or registered with the school board,” an affidavit reads.

A separate document alleged that the family was living in a “tent” without running water or septic system and that electricity was powered by a generator. It further complained of finding nails and glass on the ground, as well as piles of the family’s garbage on the property.

“I don’t know where my children are, but if you have them tell them we miss and love them dearly,” Mrs. Naugler wrote on Facebook on Friday. “My heart is broken. I have been trying to keep busy with the legal stuff to keep my mind busy. It’s going to be the longest weekend of my life.”

She said that she has contacted the Homeschool Legal Defense Association for assistance. A hearing is set for Monday.

“I know there are some of you who don’t approve of what we do, but that’s ok. You are welcome to your views,” Mrs. Naugler wrote. “For nine years I have journaled my family’s life online. I have a purpose. I want to help others as well.”


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  • bowie1

    The kids in the above photo look quite normal to me.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Yes, and quite happy, except for the crying baby – which is typical. I guarantee you that they are smarter than the average government schooled kid too (just take the spaces out before the dots):

      http://www .hslda.org/docs/nche/000010/200410250 .asp

  • Doug Arvidson

    First its the radical Homeschoolers, then the radical Christians then the nominal Christians…then it will be YOU……Time to get some support and get the government who is being led into kidnapping and treachery by someone that refuses to ID themselves????/ What ever happened to facing your accuser. Guess Kentucky isn’t a good place for NYers to go to escape governmental intrusion and control…Hope and pray someone with some common sense steps up and intervenes…this is B O G U S!!!

    • Emm Jane

      I am praying for you, Nicole Naugler. I KNOW GOD has the power to see you vindicated. I am sickened by this treatment of you and your little ones. The authorities are using a sledgehammer to crack an egg.!!!! Keep praying for justice, as I will be!!. Love from the U.K. 🙂

    • http://www.google.com/ Jan van Niekerk

      Why have a constitutional amendment by which the government may not establish their own religion? If you don’t have your children, how can you teach them? If the government takes your children, how will they learn any religion except the government’s religion?
      And what kind of crackpot administration shows up to execute “justice” without a judicial order, and based on an anonymous complaint? If the complaint is as malicious as this, it needs to have a name on it. If nobody has the backbone to put their name on a complaint, it can’t be that serious.

  • http://roadsassy.com/ A Walker

    They round up these kids from responsible parents – you don’t blog your lifestyle for years if you have something to hide -but they have no problem allowing ghetto parents deploy their thug kids to run rampant murdering in cities across this nation, . I guess in America you have more rights and protections as a family of thugs than a family of simple law abiding Americans.

    • Sonja Stoakley

      sounds like the authorities have to much time on there hands , they need to get a real job

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        Anonymous tips often come in from disgruntled family members or jealous friends or neighbors. It is a crime that the children were taken away from them – but such is life in communist Amerika. They have the HSLDA on their side, and that means they will win.

        • Basset_Hound

          YES!!! It happened to someone I know because she had a special needs child and didn’t “follow up” on a piece of advice given by an intrusive relative.

        • weasel1886

          They will back off on support when all the facts come out

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            That’s what you said about the church vandalism situation too. And, as for “facts,” I don’t trust a weasel with them.

          • weasel1886

            So don’t

        • Laura Bistok Verdone

          The school district just wants to get those kids in school to get the per pupil funding. They could buy a new copy machine with all that cash.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Yes, indeed! Or, they can pay another administrator a few thousand dollars a year – money that will never reach the classroom, teachers, or students. This is not true everywhere, but in general, the government schools spend at least 10 times more per student that homeschoolers, deliver a dismal performance (especially for the poor and minorities), and, as an added bonus, indoctrinate the next generation in godless liberal (sorry for the redundancy) propaganda.

        • MamaBear

          This family was quietly homeschooling, minding their own business, children look happy.
          Yet, there are children in genuine abusive situations where no action is taken. I once reported where a child had belt marks up and down her legs, I was not the first reporter of abuse either, yet absolutely nothing was done.

      • Mad Dog

        A 15 year old girl was gang raped in this county in 2013 by these lawman.

  • Rev T J Carter

    This is so stupid. This is how the country was before electricity. There should be no law against this because the kids are well fed, taken good care of, and have a roof over their heads and learning about gardening and producing food and being home schooled so they are getting to see life when things in America were much better. My grandparents house didn’t have electricity till about 1967. They used coal oil lamps and wood stoves to cook and heat their home. I thought it was great to learn how it used to be. Never hurt me. If this country ever has a EMP attack we will be in the same situation this family was. I myself wouldn’t mind living of the grid. Life was simple back then. Kid’s actually played outside instead of sitting on their buts playing video games all day. I bet these kids are more healthy than kids in today’s society. This is a out rage and a injustice period.

    • weasel1886

      Another side

      “Please know that there is so much more to know about the Nauglers than meets the eye in this case: allegations of theft, illegal transportation, fleeing the law, threatening neighbors with death, child neglect, and more. Homeschoolers and unschoolers that actually know the family are cautioning people that this family is troubled. HA blog partner Kathryn Brightbill is working on a summary of the situation that we will crosspost and share once it is complete. (It is complete! Read it here.) In the mean time, please exercise caution (and encourage your friends on social media to do so as well) before promoting their story and/or giving them money.”

      • G Smith

        None of this was given as a reason the kids were taken in the article and Mrs. Naugler posted the government’s paperwork. Besides that, there apparently was no trial and no chance to know who accused them of wrong doing. There were judged guilty on the basis of an anonymous phone call. They had no trial by jury, no chance to face their accuser, and no chance to defend themselves. Since when is it a crime to live off the land and educate your children yourself? And what happened to their civil rights? Even if the Nauglers are guilty of wrong doing, their civil rights cannot be violated in seeking justice. That’s the law. Unfortunately, heybapparentheybapparently don’t have the resources for a good attorney. This wouldn’t have happened to rich folks.

        • weasel1886

          This is for acourt to decide as it should be. They have not been found guilty and we don’t know the entire story

          • Penni

            The story that comes out by child protective services could be all lies! They make up lies about families to justify taking the children! It happened to our family and we are still fighting them after 2 years!

          • weasel1886

            Sorry but that doesn’t mean everything they do is bad. Some monisters have done evil things does that mean they are all bad

          • hardhardedhanna

            you are right penni. it does happen to innocent people quite often .

          • Goldbeard

            Fighting them with words is not going to get things corrected. The power mongers/abusers need to be taken out and sent to meet and account to their God if they have one or even believe in one. Time to rise up in open rebellion against this interference with their constitutional freedom. It is the Government’s job to protect them not interfere with their freedom to live in whatever manner they choose. The family photo shows a happy healthy family. and that the parents have done a real good job in caring for the children. So we have another WACO situation on our hands? Armed rebellion is the only answer I see.

          • Robyn Brown

            I feel horrible for you for having to go through such a hard thing. A frie d of mine had similar problems but retained custody of her child throughout the issues.

        • Penni

          When it comes to children you are automatically guilty and you have to prove your innocents. It happened to our family. They do not care about anyone civil rights. They think They are saving children and that trumps civil rights. They also lie to justify taking the children meanwhile they get funded for bringing more children into the system!

      • Penni

        Do you know this family or are you believing lies from child protective services? Or do you just disagree with their lifestyle?

        • weasel1886

          this is from a pro home school web site. I can read and i just looked at another news source. I know looking at something from a different perspectives is evil and learning is of the devil

          • Penni

            I have homeschooled and sent my kids to public school I am not for or against either one! All I know is Children Family Services needs to be torn down and rebuilt, it basically runs in corruption! I have seen this first hand with them and my family! No one can convince me otherwise especially some one who has not been a victim of the Children family service. They stand to get a lot of money funded to them with this family of 10 kids now in the system! It’s Not about the kids it all about the money!!! That’s the motivation!!

        • hardhardedhanna

          good point penni.

  • AlternativePresent

    We are in so much trouble when the ones supposed to be holding us together does this and yes its more common than one would like to believe

  • FoJC_Forever

    I think it’s safe to say that the manners and morals of these children are something to be admired as well. It’s truly sad to see who gets to keep their children, namely the mother who recently slapped her son around for throwing rocks at police while wearing ISIS-like clothing, while the police are scooping up healthy, happy, and law-abiding children like these most likely are.

    This is heart breaking. Instead of protecting, the police are trying to destroy good families.

    • weasel1886

      Yes!! It is very possible these kids were in danger. Bearing false witness is a sin

  • Ray Watson

    TO HELL WITH “AUTHORITIES” WHO RUIN FAMILIES !

    • Penni

      I agree!!

  • G Smith

    The “reasons” they give for taking those children away from their parents are not immoral, unethical, or criminal. They are just reasons and they are stupid. I thought parents were in charge of their children, NOT the government. Silly me, I forgot, gone is freedom and our democratic republic. These are the days of socialism/marxism/communism/tyranny, where the government is god and sovereign. Silly me.

  • G Smith

    Heavenly Father, provide justice for this family. Holy Spirit, comfort them, especially the children, as they go through this harrowing experience. Give them the strength to bear it and, Father, put them back together again and keep the devil from bothering them again. Father, I ask and trust and believe you will do as I (and my brothers and sisters in Christ) ask. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

    • Frank

      Amen

    • weasel1886

      What if they were being abused?

    • Bobby Mae

      The Bible says to pray by yourself and not in order to be seen, which is exactly what you’re doing by typing a prayer to be seen on a public forum.

      • hardhardedhanna

        bobby mae, what bible do you get your info from because you are not speaking anything that would come from God

      • Robyn Brown

        This fa.Lily needs prayer and it’s ok to pray in public for another person in trouble and encourage others to pray. The verse you reference is not ytalking about sincerely offered support, it’s talking about attention seeking people making a show of their spirituality in order to be praised or to make others think they are some kind of spiritual giant. The bible warns against this insincere form of fake spirituality. Any prayer offered in sincerity, private or public is fine and we need to have more of both taking place.

    • Irene Pani

      Amen!

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful prayer for the rest of us, so that we might partake as well!

    • June Gillespie

      AMEN!

    • weasel1886

      “Please know that there is so much more to know about the Nauglers than meets the eye in this case: allegations of theft, illegal transportation, fleeing the law, threatening neighbors with death, child neglect, and more. Homeschoolers and unschoolers that actually know the family are cautioning people that this family is troubled. HA blog partner Kathryn Brightbill is working on a summary of the situation that we will crosspost and share once it is complete. (It is complete! Read it here.) In the mean time, please exercise caution (and encourage your friends on social media to do so as well) before promoting their story and/or giving them money.”

      From a pro home school website

      • Rowwdy Colt

        Your moniker suits you.

        • weasel1886

          But you can’t disagree with me

  • Jypsie Anna

    The issue here is, Our government doesn’t want us teaching our children how to survive without the luxuries of electricty,wanting us to depend on grocery stores,and to depend on the government to meet our needs, that wsy, when America finally goes to hell in a hand bssket, many will die,and those that was taught to raise their own food, live off the land,Those will be the ones to survive, hense, teach them to be thugs or dumb dumbs….

    • weasel1886

      The dad has been arrested several times. How is that teaching kids not to be thugs ?

      • Penni

        Innocent people go to Jail and prison everyday!! And so the fact that he has been arrested doesn’t mean that he is abusing his kids!

        • weasel1886

          It calls into question his mental stbility and reputation.
          Threatening people with guns does not set a good example for kids and you can’t be a great father from jail

          • Penni

            So what,even if he did get arrested that means he needs his kids taken away?? Like I said innocent people get arrested everyday doesn’t make them child abusers. The fact that you think that way, makes you and people like you part of the problem!

          • weasel1886

            They go to court today. They may be innocent or guilty i have no idea

          • Penni

            I really don’t think I can believe they are guilty even if they are found guilty because of the way CPS writes up affidavit’s full of lies to make their case look strong. CPS are the criminals and the Child Abusers!! I know this first hand!! Its not about the Children or the families it’s only about the money they are going to get for bringing the kids into the system. And they hit the jackpot with these ten kids!

          • weasel1886

            Seems that Joe had issues with being a child molester in the past.

            “Shortly after the family left, Sheriff Todd Pate entered the main room of the courthouse with Joe Naugler’s oldest son Alex Brow.

            Alex chose to speak to the media about his father. He was taken away at age 4 he says. He said the conditions he was living in at the time in a different state with Joe, weren’t as primitive as their plot of land in Breckinridge County, but said he suffered abuse none the less.

            “I got all the beatings. I got most of the mental abuse. There was a lot of sexual abuse towards me. We had a very dysfunctional relationship,” said Brow.”

          • Penni

            I do not know where you got this info from I cannot find it anywhere. And even if it’s true CPS and law enforment did not handle this right. There was not an investigation prior to taking the children, just a complaint by a neighbor! They are not supposed to go kidnap the kids just on a complaint!! Proper procedures were not followed!!
            Anyone can call CPS and make a complaint doesn’t make it true!!

          • weasel1886

            The investigation fllows in these cases. I haven’t checked but i think they were back in court today.
            I got the information from a story in their local news after yesterdays hearing

  • Odin

    This family was in good faith with the Earth, in good faith with the Mother Freyja and strong with the Lord Christ. They had lived the way my people have lived for the thousands of years before this current century.

    Verily, my people can no longer turn the other cheek in the face of tyrants. The Lord Christ’s example and moral codes cannot be applied to tyrants. Harken unto me and these tyrants will be put before a Jury and dealt justice.

    Until my return, may the Lord Christ defend the Naugler family and deliver their children safely from the hands of the demon crazed kidnappers.

    • weasel1886

      What if they were abusing the kids ?

  • ironnat

    Get used to it America the state can do whatever it wants to whoever it wants. Notice that there was no due process before they took the children, no right to confront the one who reported them, no need for the state to provide a warrant or in anyway respect the family’s Constitutionally rights. The mother in Baltimore who had six children with no father in the home was held up as an exemplar parent when she beat on her son for joining the rioting. Was her home inspected? How well were the children doing?

  • http://biblicalsalvation.info/ railhead

    Our criminal thug government at it’s finest. Articles like these make my blood boil. I pray that the cops and CPS agents involved will descend quickly into hell, where they belong.

    There are very few people in the world I want to see in hell, but those that rip children from their parents are among them. God gave these parents those children, not you, Kentucky!

    • weasel1886

      Will your blood boil if it found that the kids have been abused?

      • http://biblicalsalvation.info/ railhead

        Define “abuse”.

        • weasel1886

          sexual or physical abuse. neglect unsafe conditions

          • http://biblicalsalvation.info/ railhead

            Who gets to decide if the kids are in “unsafe” conditions? Who gets to decide what “neglect” is?

            I’m so glad I’m not growing up right now where I’d have to live in constant fear of being kidnapped because someone thought I wasn’t brushing my teeth enough.

            My wife, who is quite a bit younger than me was “rescued” from her parents by the cops once…. handcuffed, thrown head first into a squad car, while her sister peed her pants because the cops and counselors refused to let her use the restroom. Yup, we’re really protecting children, alright.

            I bet these children are just thrilled they’re not at home right now. And I’m sure these will be happy and constructive memories for the rest of their lives.

          • weasel1886

            And if the mom or dad was having sex with the kids or beating them?
            Neglect could be lack of food, medical care, warmth, clothing.
            Unsafe could be dangerous housing, unsanitary conditiins

          • bunnychi75

            Frankly, I find it rather odd that a family of 12 are all crowded into a space not even the size of a 1BR apartment, and the mother’s pregnant AGAIN! I can’t even imagine the living conditions! I mean, they ‘look’ normal in that pic above, but who knows how they REALLY look beyond that?? Jeez, this is something akin to the Ewell family from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”: the kids didn’t go to school, and they lived deep out in the middle of nowhere!

          • weasel1886

            If they want to live off the grid that’s ok with me, but this doesn’t sound like a healthy way to do it. Something is not right about this family or story

          • nowonder

            your making an assumption that was never related to the subject!

          • weasel1886

            They people be innocent of anything or could be terrible monsters I have no idea

          • nowonder

            the parents lost their kids,can you imagine the hurt the kids are facing right now!

          • weasel1886

            Yes I can

          • Penni

            You are right on!! My daughter was kidnapped by CPS and she spent all last year in mental health facilities because of what CPS did to her and our family!! They are still after us as we file bankruptcy because we have had to fight them now for two years! They really helped our family!!

          • http://biblicalsalvation.info/ railhead

            Yes, I read of stories like this all the time. I’m going to pray against those attacking you. I pray all the time when I hear of these situations, because they make me so angry. What kind of a monster would drag a child kicking and screaming away from their parents? The sad thing is these CPS thugs do it legally, and feel justified in doing it! I just read of a family that got split up, and the family was acquitted of all charges, but guess what, too late–the kids were all adopted out! What kind of maniacal society does that?

    • Penni

      I agree with you 100%!!

  • BarkingDawg

    12 people in a 280 square foot cabin?

    this is not the 1750’s.

    I’m willing to bet that the children are lacking in many basic aspects of medical and dental care.

    • http://biblicalsalvation.info/ railhead

      Oh well, I’m sure the kids are all much better off now in foster homes where they are about 20 times more likely to be molested or abused. I’m sure the kids are all smiling from ear to ear now that they’ve been ripped from their parents. Imagine how you would’ve felt being taken away from your parents as a child.

      Nothing like being thrown into a squad car, hauled to some stranger’s house and not have any of your own belongings, family, or anything familiar or beloved and have some stranger give you a bath and tuck you into a strange bed. At least they’ll have a vaccination filled with Mercury and other deadly toxins, now, THAT’S what’s really important.

      • BarkingDawg

        Feel free to foster them yourself.

      • hardhardedhanna

        point well taken here railhead.

    • ironnat

      Using that as the standard probably half the inner city kids in America will need to be “relocated”.

      • BarkingDawg

        Really?

        Got some proof to back that up, or did you just make it up on the fly.

        Most urban areas have strict codes linking maximum occupancy to the side of the dwelling unit.

        • bowie1

          If they have no medical insurance the inner city kids may be worse off since living costs, to begin with, are higher than the boondocks and so they may not be able to afford to see a doctor especially if, as you say, they restrict the occupancy of a dwelling unit. So your argument really makes these country kids seem better off.

        • Taxilady88

          There might be codes for Max occupancy, but very seldom are they enforced. Hotels here are supposed to be no more than 4 people to a room, but….sometimes they have 2 adults and 4 kids to a room….people can not afford rent anymore…and it takes time to get into housing. Mexicans (mostly illegals) stack up 10 or more to a house…TRUTH!!!!!

          • hardhardedhanna

            good point taxilady88.

  • MarkRoth

    Do the Naugler’s have an attorney? Does anyone know who it is? If so, who is it?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      HSLDA is on it.

      • MarkRoth

        Many thanks.

    • weasel1886

      “Joseph Naugler has multiple arrests, including for passing bad checks and for driving without registration or proof of insurance, and for failure to appear in court on those charges.”

      I am sure he knows a few lawyers.

      • MarkRoth

        Most likely.
        As with many things these days, there are many layers to a story. Journalists are no longer as thorough as in days gone by.

      • hardhardedhanna

        weasel 1886 you seem to have an enormous amount of intent here to convict this family before all the facts are put out here. how do you know so much about mr nauglers record ? driving wo registration or proof of insurance and failure to appear in court on those charges are not good but not the end of the world. passing bad checks is the worst and he may have written them intending to cover them in the bank. we don’t know here on this site. only you seem to be overloaded with info. don’t know what your own personal issues are with this family but you definitely have them. maybe you are the nosy person calling and complaining on them. if so, check out our own behavior

        • weasel1886

          All i did was read other news stories about them. I guess listening to multiple points of view is a bad thing.

          • hardhardedhanna

            no listening is not a bad thing weasel, but you are hung up here on the issue of this family for some reason. I got your reply to address you, well there is nothing to say that I haven’t already said and that is my opinion. you have nothing of evidence that amounts to anything on this family to suggest they should all be taken away . everything you say is only suggestive on your part. you are condemning these people for some reason without a fair trial . that is why I say something is amiss here with the reason behind your judgment of this family.we all have our own opinions on this story and I believe in innocent until proven guilty.

          • weasel1886

            I am not condemning anyone, but you don’t have facts either ! They might very well be innocent of everything or they could be awful.
            My gripe is with people that automatically figure that since news site uses Christian in it’s name they are telling the entire story.
            How hard is that to figure out ?

        • Penni

          Well said!!

  • weasel1886

    I know most here don’t believe it, but sometimes there is cause for these actions. Few details can be released by the police or social service.

    • Mary Taylor

      How come you are the only one defending the authorities?

      • weasel1886

        I am not defending just being cautious. We don’t know the entire story. I am a very cautious person and don’t jump to conclusions just as the Bible commands. I research these stories before I post. There is always another side of these things. I don’t know if these people have done anything wrong but to assume that they are somehow innocent little lambs is folly. I doubt the state just randomly chose them

        • hardhardedhanna

          you are not cautious weasel. these are not your family members period or your friends, and your deep intent here to pass judgement has already been done by your comments and then you turn around and use the bible as the reason for your choice in the event you are totally out of line, which more than likely god himself would find you out of line here. you don’t know if they have done wrong, but on the flip side you cannot assume they are innocent. you work for the state in some way, nosy , and I would be willing to bet you are the caller who complained about this family. you are definitely a ship without a captain. I pray this family gets help and gets thru this situation.

          • weasel1886

            Think what you wish

          • weasel1886

            From the local news in the area.
            “The Nauglers have depended upon neighbors’ private wells or municipal hookups for their drinking water, but a confrontation on Sunday prompted a criminal summons for Joe Naugler on a charge of menacing.

            “(Naugler) was turned down for the water request and asked to leave the property,” the summons read. “He then said to his son ‘get the pistol out of the glove compartment box.’”

            WAVE 3 News has withheld the complainant’s name at her request.

            “He (Naugler) was acting very erratically,” the complainant said in an interview Friday. “He was calling us names that I have to spell out. I can’t even say ’em. And he said ‘don’t worry, I know where you live, and I’m gonna be back.’ “

          • weasel1886

            Seems that Joe was at least a former child molester.
            Today’s hearing

            “Shortly after the family left, Sheriff Todd Pate entered the main room of the courthouse with Joe Naugler’s oldest son Alex Brow.

            Alex chose to speak to the media about his father. He was taken away at age 4 he says. He said the conditions he was living in at the time in a different state with Joe, weren’t as primitive as their plot of land in Breckinridge County, but said he suffered abuse none the less.

            “I got all the beatings. I got most of the mental abuse. There was a lot of sexual abuse towards me. We had a very dysfunctional relationship,” said Brow.”

      • hardhardedhanna

        great point mary taylor. I have a feeling here about weasel1886 and I think the name weasel may very appropriate for him or her whoever they are. he keeps throwing around negative things about the family and their so called wrong doings and then comes up with excuses for the web site that would share his info with others. I think he is full of it here. as I said earlier, he may be the one who called and complained on them in the first place. I live in a small town and he sounds like some of the people who don’t have anything better to do with themselves other than sit on the front porch or whatever and spread gossip about others and much of it very harmful . I have had the pleasure of shutting up a couple of women here who enjoyed tearing down on other folks who had less and were so nastily insulting. they no longer let me hear their cheap gossip. cheap gossip is harmful to other adults and their families. I say if you have to say something really nasty or hurtful about others, at least put a piece of duct tape on your mouth when you say it, then no one will be forced to hear it.

        • weasel1886

          Why don’t you address me?

          • hardhardedhanna

            weasel you read my point of view. what more do you need here.

  • weasel1886

    This is from a pro home school website

    “Please know that there is so much more to know about the Nauglers than meets the eye in this case: allegations of theft, illegal transportation, fleeing the law, threatening neighbors with death, child neglect, and more. Homeschoolers and unschoolers that actually know the family are cautioning people that this family is troubled. HA blog partner Kathryn Brightbill is working on a summary of the situation that we will crosspost and share once it is complete. (It is complete! Read it here.) In the mean time, please exercise caution (and encourage your friends on social media to do so as well) before promoting their story and/or giving them money.”

    • Taxilady88

      Where is HERE….It says “It is complete! Read it here” No LINK!

      • weasel1886

        This site will not allow links

        • hardhardedhanna

          then you really don’t have a link weasel.

          • weasel1886

            Yeah that makes sense

          • hardhardedhanna

            either way weasel if I was a little harsh I apologize. ok.? you have as much right to your opinion as I do mine and I have to remember sometimes on here not to get like the goofy name I use, hard harded hanna. have a great one weasel.

          • weasel1886

            Will do have a nice night

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I’d link you all kinds of horror stories about this family, except this site bans links for some reason.

      • weasel1886

        I suggest to a google search on their names

    • Daniel ‘dale’ Hartsell

      weasel you seem to be the one that probably reported this family, I come to this educated guess based on your relentless pride commenting on just about every single post that anyone has made . If I were this family, glad that I am not, but if I were you would be on my list of people to “TALK” to! You could also be a fucking troll for the people that “Kidnapped” those children. Please do the world a favor and “Shut your fucking mouth!”

      • weasel1886

        Free speech is only OK if you agree with right Mr. Stalin ?
        Thanks for the threat

  • Tallfritz

    If the children were well-fed and clean, regardless of the small “home” where they were living and being homeschooled, they are doing better than most children in the world. Government had no right to seize them unless they could prove something was wrong.

  • Mary Taylor

    So they’re upset because they didn’t get to brainwash these children.

  • Acts238toBsaved

    That poor woman and family. What is wrong with those that took those kids away from love and put them with ppl that don’t care! And why? Because they live off the land. I grew up like that, its a great life! We had kerosene lamps, pot belly stove, we knew how to avoid glass or things on the ground, country kids have grit!!! They should give them back and help with the reasons they felt were so important instead!!! I pray for them in Jesus name!

    • weasel1886

      Maybe because he is a nut. From the local news station

      The Nauglers have depended upon neighbors’ private wells or municipal hookups for their drinking water, but a confrontation on Sunday prompted a criminal summons for Joe Naugler on a charge of menacing.

      “(Naugler) was turned down for the water request and asked to leave the property,” the summons read. “He then said to his son ‘get the pistol out of the glove compartment box.’”

      WAVE 3 News has withheld the complainant’s name at her request.

      “He (Naugler) was acting very erratically,” the complainant said in an interview Friday. “He was calling us names that I have to spell out. I can’t even say ’em. And he said ‘don’t worry, I know where you live, and I’m gonna be back.’

      • Josey

        This still is not cause to remove the children from the home, it is not enough. They should deal with Joe in court but should not have removed these children with out some proof that they are neglected or abused in some way. If I understand a lot of people across the Nation are having their children taken from them and it sounds like a huge mess, I personally do not know any of the people, just read comments. It is concerning to say the least!

        • weasel1886

          They have there fay in court today

  • Mark Barker

    Strange how none of this was illegal for my great-grandparents. This is what happens when you put liberals in charge with their 2.4 children and metrosexual dog.

    • weasel1886

      Oh yeah this part of Kentucky is just crawling with liberals

  • nowonder

    if its against the law not having electricity then it should be against the law for electric companies turning off your electric!

  • weasel1886

    This article fails to mention he was arrested for menacing which prompted the police visit.
    Yeah he sounds like a real nice guy

  • Tim

    This is bothersome. Early settlers did just what these people are explaining. They built cabins, facilities and usually farmed the soil or animals for food. In the picture the children look healthy, happy and well cared for. I would like to know who and what the complaint was about. Taking children from their parents without a just cause in America baffles me. Many times I’ve read that people home school their children without trouble. If that is the reason, what next. I hope the children will be returned together soon. The thought of being separated into separate homes is hard to comprehend if you have children of your own.

    • weasel1886

      From the local news in the area. This isn’t a simple homeschool issue. There are thousands of people that home school as is their right. They were not taken because they homeschool

      “The Nauglers have depended upon neighbors’ private wells or municipal hookups for their drinking water, but a confrontation on Sunday prompted a criminal summons for Joe Naugler on a charge of menacing.

      “(Naugler) was turned down for the water request and asked to leave the property,” the summons read. “He then said to his son ‘get the pistol out of the glove compartment box.’”

      WAVE 3 News has withheld the complainant’s name at her request.

      “He (Naugler) was acting very erratically,” the complainant said in an interview Friday. “He was calling us names that I have to spell out. I can’t even say ’em. And he said ‘don’t worry, I know where you live, and I’m gonna be back.’ “

      • Tim

        Oh really. I didn’t get that from the article here. I was just concerned about the kids. Do you know if the other information provided a clue as to what is going to happen to the kids. My concern is for their well being.

        • weasel1886

          I just searched their names at looked at local news stories. They go to court today. You can’t trust the reporting here

        • weasel1886

          Then they shouldn’t be with Joe the molester

  • Brenda Golden

    This is stupid. The division of govt invasion should be dissolved. This has nothing to do with the children it has to do with some coward pushing their own brand of BS. If you are to cowardly to say it to their face then shut up. The same liberal BS. I hope God blesses the accuser with everything they deserve.

    • weasel1886

      So it is OK to try and steal from someone by using a gun. I think you need to read more before cursing people

    • weasel1886

      Hwere you go about this nice guy

      Shortly after the family left, Sheriff Todd Pate entered the main room of the courthouse with Joe Naugler’s oldest son Alex Brow.

      Alex chose to speak to the media about his father. He was taken away at age 4 he says. He said the conditions he was living in at the time in a different state with Joe, weren’t as primitive as their plot of land in Breckinridge County, but said he suffered abuse none the less.

      “I got all the beatings. I got most of the mental abuse. There was a lot of sexual abuse towards me. We had a very dysfunctional relationship,” said Brow.

    • weasel1886

      Been a week and nobody cares anymore..

  • Brenda Cressey

    Why is it that parents who abuse drugs and abuse their kids get left alone the state never bothers with low life scum bags

    • weasel1886

      Maybe in your area smug bags are the norm

      • Brenda Cressey

        that’s the norm in the whole country not out here in the middle of nowhere

  • sammy13

    Whatever happened to FREEDOM in this country? What laws were violated?

    • weasel1886

      Most likely child molestation. Old Joe has a history

  • weasel1886

    Many conservative sites have now pulled this story

  • Bacchus

    I would sue the department for false accusations. and claiming that your living conditions were unsuitable, also legal kidnapping.

  • Margaret Diacheysn

    10 kids in 280 Sq ft? And pregnant with another? Where are they making these babies, in the presence of the other children? Thats sexual abuse. No water, no electricity and no registered homeschooling happening? That’s neglect. As a society we cannot let people do this type of thing under the guise of religious freedom and living off the grid. There has to be a minimum standard. Otherwise people who live in the city and not want to bother taking their kids to school can use this bogus line of defense. This isn’t about homeschooling, it’s about not meeting basic needs as defined by law. Let me guess if a kid dies they just bury it on the farm and nobody has a right to intervene? Please. This is too far. And I hope the law wins and those kids are protected.

  • weasel1886

    Seems that Joe is a child molester.

    Shortly after the family left, Sheriff Todd Pate entered the main room of the courthouse with Joe Naugler’s oldest son Alex Brow.

    Alex chose to speak to the media about his father. He was taken away at age 4 he says. He said the conditions he was living in at the time in a different state with Joe, weren’t as primitive as their plot of land in Breckinridge County, but said he suffered abuse none the less.

    “I got all the beatings. I got most of the mental abuse. There was a lot of sexual abuse towards me. We had a very dysfunctional relationship,” said Brow.

  • archaeologist

    anonymous complaint–when will the government learn to differentiate between real complaints and complaints made because someone doesn’t like the family. I am tired of seeing and hearing that the unchurched world forcing its ways upon others for no real reason other than they disagree with what is going on.

    unbelievers want freedom, they need to give it to believers as well

  • Sister Charlotte

    My daughter and her husband homeschooled their 3 girls.. I mean at 7:30 they were in class…these girls are strong minded and are critical thinkers! Two are nurses, and the other is in College studying enginiring…they are “dumbing” down our children! The government wants total control over our children and every part of our lives, socialism is the new word for COMMUNISM… WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • Roy Hobs

    The late Merle Haggard’s song is appropriate here —

    Where’s all the freedom that we’re fightin’ for?