National City Bancshares in Evansville, Ind., has hired a former top executive of a bigger rival - one that negotiated early last year to buy the $2.1 billion-asset company and then was bought itself.

He is William E. Vieth, 58, formerly of $7.2 billion-asset CNB Bancshares in Evansville. Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati bought CNB in October.

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