Golden Alert canceled, 90-year-old Powell County man found safe

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 15:01:53-05

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — UPDATE: Ellis Rife has been located in Knott County and is now with his family at a home in the community of Kite, KY.


Powell County Sheriff Department has issued a Golden Alert for 90-year-old Ellis Rife.

Rife was last seen leaving his residence at 570 Fife Lick Road in Clay City on November 21. He was driving a 2005 Maroon Saturn Relay with tag number KY8685GY.


Rife is a 90-year-old dementia patient and is on daily medication that is required for his well-being.

He has property in Salyersville and the Kite community of Knott County.

If seen please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency, KSP, or Powell County Dispatch at (606)663-4116.