Casey man found unharmed
LIBERTY - An 80-year-old Casey County, who suffers from memory loss, was found unharmed after he left home a noon Thursday. He was found at 9:30 p.m. below Wolf Creek Dam on Lake Cumberland.
Police and rescue workers began their search for Melvin "Biggie" Vaught of 3469 Lower Brush Creek Road, after he was reported missing from home by family members, said Sheriff Jerry Coffman. Vaught left home in a 1997 Ford Explorer and apparently went through Pulaski and Russell counties before he was found by a couple off Swan Pond Road two miles south of the dam.
Coffman said authorities had no direction of travel for Vaught, but later got information from Pulaski County officials that Vaught had stopped for gasoline in the Nancy community and had asked for directions to Casey County.