1950: The town converts to dial telephones.
1955: Kentucky State Police builds post headquarters in town.
1961: Voting machines (instead of handwritten ballots) are used at the polls.
1967: Train derailment rips out 356 feet of track and derails 24 wrecked railroad cars.
1970: Rescue ambulance service begins in the county.
1975: The first “strip mall” in town opens with four stores.
1980: The 911 emergency number is installed in the county.
1986: The Humane Society is incorporated.
1990: County opens a new 71-bed regional jail.
1995: Ground is broken for the third Middle School in the county.
2002: The third Middle School opens.2008: The County Public Library opens its new “green” facility.