News Center 22 9/28/17

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WYMT News reports

A parole hearing for a Clay County woman who is in prison for the murder of her stepson will have a parole hearing Monday.

A panel consisting of two people determined Wednesday the decision surrounding the hearing should be sent to the full board.

Spitser is in prison for taking her 10 year old stepson out of school, strangling him and burning his body before burying it in Laurel County.

Spitser will find out Monday if she has to serve the remainder of her sentence, if she will be granted parole or if she will have her parole deferred for 10 years.

Also from WYMT
Kentucky State Police in London are investigating after a man was found dead in Whitley County.
Police have identified the man as John T. Smith, 38, of Whitley City. Smith was the subject of a missing person investigation since Sunday, September 17th.

Smith’s body was found in a pond on a farm off Cox Smith Lane near Corbin Monday evening. The property owner, Gerald Hart, found the body and called police.

The pond is very difficult to get to. Hart told us whoever brought the man to the pond, or however he got himself there, they had to go through a lot of thick brush.

Police have not commented on any injuries or trauma to the man’s body. The cause and time of death are pending the autopsy results.


A nearly $600,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help renovate the old Belk Building. Community leaders held an open meeting Tuesday to talk about how the building can be used to help boost the Harlan economy.

The old Belk Building has been abandoned for more than 10 years. Officials involved with the restoration told WYMT they believe the building can once again be a center point of the Harlan economy.


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Updated: September 27, 2017 — 9:05 PM
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