|An illustrated history book of the Newport Library has
recently been published. Details are here.
|A short history of the Newport
Library is here. (pdf)
|The Old Newport Post Office||US Post Office, Newport
November 5, 1914, Mrs. Hamilton, 203
Midland Avenue, Syracuse, NY. Am
Visiting here. I find it a pretty little
place. Mrs. Karl Reynolds
US Post Office, Newport, Dedicated February 1, 1901
|“Dr. Foster, the Newport (Ky.) Postmaster, who tore town a Union flag recently, has been fined twenty dollars for the offense. His counsel appealed.” Evansville (Ind.) Daily Journal, February 1, 1861|
|The List of Uncalled for Letters (“Gents, Ladies, and Germans”) at the Newport Post Office on June 2, 1883, is here.||Amusing Courtroom exchange in Newport, in 1870, here.|
|“A little unpleasantness took place this morning in front of the Post-office in which a prominent businessman of this city knocked down Frank Milich for calling him a d--n liar. No arrests.” from the Kentucky State Journal, June 26, 1883|
|“Hon. Andrew Johnson [17th US President] spoke to an immense Union meeting at Newport, Ky., yesterday. Strong Union resolutions were adopted.” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 3, 1861|
|from the Morgan Stationary Co., Cincinnati|
Thanks to R. J. Yoder for
the above image!
|Finally, one from the back. 1960's.
|Court House, Newport. A brief article from 1916 on Newport's first court house and city building is here. (pdf)|
The Campbell County Court House was built in 1883-1884 and was designed by Cincinnati architect A. C. Nash (Wikipedia). The construction was plagued by the 1884 flood (71.1 feet), and a fire at the sawmill that supplied the lumber for the project. A much more detailed account of the history of this building is found in the Jim Reis column in the Kentucky Post of July 26, 1999. It's 1884 opening is considered a credit to Newport.
The Court had said clean up City Hall; they didn't.
Cincinnati Daily Commercial, August 10, 1864
|Both the Courthouse, and the Courthouse Area are on the National Register of Historic Places. Each is a pdf, and contain lots of images, history, and architectural details.|
|“Charles Erb was fined seven dollars and costs by Squire Clary for using language to provoke a breach of the peace on Mr. Grumley. He will have a hearing Tuesday on the charge of evading toll on the Covert Run Turnpike.” from the Kentucky State Journal, July 7, 1883|
|The story of a merciful grand jury of 1897 is here.||Info on earlier Campbell Courts, here.|
|Newport established as an official city in 1795|
|The 1850 list of Newport's delinquent taxpayers is here.|
|“Cincinnati, Sept. 28, 1862.- The answer to the assertion that President Lincoln's late proclamations [ie the Emancipation Proclamation] can have no immediate effect, I learn from the Provost Marshall of Newport, Ky., that three fugitive slaves were set free in that city last Wednesday, having escaped from their masters in [Confederate General] Bragg's army, where they were acting as servants. They were brought before the Military Governor of the towns of Newport and Covington, who stating that his duty under the late proclamation was a clear one, provided them with “free papers,” and suffered them to “go their way,” - which they did, rejoicing.” Daily Evansville (Ind) Journal, October 4, 1862|
|Newport Police Van||Newport Waterworks, 1942|
|“Cupid Invades Newport Jail. That steel bars and iron cells have no fears for Cupid was exemplified yesterday afternoon inside the grim confines of the Newport Jail, when with a motley array of prisoners as guests to the wedding of John, better known as“Jayhawker” Smith, an inmate of the jail, awaiting action by the grand jury on the charge of petty larceny, took Miss Rose Stegman as his bride. The ceremony was performed by Squire Theo. Gerding, and John, better known as “Mooneye” Mulvey, held on a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct, was best man.” Cincinnati Enquirer, January 2, 1915|
|“In the Newport (Ky.) Council, on Thursday night, the Jail Committee reported that they had discharged all the prisoners in the jail, four or five, in consequence of the city not having money enough to buy fuel to keep them warm.” New York Times, February 3, 1857||“The papers tell us that all the prisoners in the gaol at Newport, Ky., were discharged lately, because the city treasurer had no money to buy fuel and the jailer feared they would freeze to death.” from the January, 1857 issue of The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy.|
|Newport Police Department
From a Facebook post by Bob Brown
|Newport Police, 1885
From a Facebook post by Roy Heizer
City Manager. His message to you is here (pdf).
|City Auditor||Newport Police Officers||Newport Fire Department|
|City Council||Public Works||New Flood Wall|
|The Pumphouse||Inside the Pumphouse||Inside the Pumphouse|
|These images are all from Municipal Digest, City of Newport : A Decade of Activities. Published in 1947, it gives an overview of the recent accomplishments of the city.|