Golden Alert cancelled second time for man in 6 months

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Updated Thursday
Joseph Benge was found safe Thursday morning at 8 a.m.

Original Story, Tuesday
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office issued a Golden Alert for Joseph Benge.

Benge, 39, was last seen off Tom Cat Trail, five miles east of London, at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Deputies said Benge has mental disabilities.

Anyone with information about Benge's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.

This is the second time a Golden Alert has been issued for Benge in the last six months. He went missing in October and was found safe two days later.

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