1889: First printing of “The Cumberland Gap,” a newspaper edited and published by E. C. Colgan. (The Bell County Museum has copies of this newspaper in our archives.)
1891: An electric car line was being laid down 19th Street. This will be the first electric streetcar west of Washington, D.C.
1894: Graduation exercises were held for the first class from Central High School. The class motto was “Rowing, not drifting.” Valedictory was given by Julia Moore.
1917: The Equal Rights Association of Middlesboro was asking all the women of Bell County to help in knitting sweaters and jerseys for the men of the Battleship Kentucky.
1931: Walter Johnson, 17, a 1931 graduate of Lincoln School, won $100 cash in a state wide essay contest on “The Value of a High School Education.”
1942: Enough scrap iron was shipped from Bell County to produce 300 heavy bombs.
1965: Chester Wolfe defeated Mayor McCauley in the Republican primary 1010 to 875. (Mr. Wolfe was to serve as Mayor for 16 of the next 20 years.)