1905: One of the largest raids known to Kentucky was made in Middlesboro when the plant of the Middlesborough Distilling Company, along with 14,000 gallons of whiskey, was seized by U.S. Revenue officers because of disposing of whiskey without paying taxes thereon.
1927: Middlesboro Hardware advertised gifts for the entire family including roller skates for $2.00, wagons from $.75, china tea sets for little girls, $.75 to $2.50, and air rifles in several sizes, $1.00 to $5.00.
1937: Over 200 children are rehearsing for the annual Central School Christmas entertainment, entitled this year “Santa Claus’ Vacation.”
1945: The newspaper reports “an epidemic of shootings and killings all over the county since the election.”
1968: County Attorney William S. Tribell was shot and killed while helping to track a Frakes man who was wanted in connection with the killing of three youths. Tribell, who often went with other county law enforcement officers on raids, was alone when shot.