The reopening of the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge in downtown Maysville has been delayed for several weeks as additional work is needed to complete an emergency repair project.

The 1930s-era bridge, which carries US 62 across the Ohio River between Maysville and Aberdeen, Ohio, closed late last year when inspectors found extensive corrosion damage to several suspender cables – the vertical cables extending from the main suspension cable that support the bridge’s driving surface.

Bridge Hunter

Repairing the damaged Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge (US 62) in downtown Maysville will require temporary daytime closures of the Ohio River crossing next week so Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews can conduct further engineering analysis.

Maysville Online

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced PatienTech LLC, a manufacturer of tech-enabled healthcare products, will open a production facility in Mason County with a nearly $1.8 million investment expected to create up to 100 full-time jobs.

PPI Global

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced Precision Pulley and Idler (PPI), a supplier of idlers, pulleys, bearings and other products to the major bulk and material handling component industries, will locate a $10.75 million manufacturing operation in Maysville with plans to create 134 full-time jobs over the next 10 years.

Kentucky Communications Network Authority

The Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) installed a “hut” next to Maysville Community and Technical College on December 14, 2017.  The hut is part of KentuckyWired’s high-speed fiber optic cable network being installed in every county in Kentucky.

The Ledger Independent

Installation of new decorative lighting across the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge in downtown Maysville is nearly complete.

With 144 new LED fixtures in place, contractors are now finalizing electrical connections and other work. Testing could occur within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will replace the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge lights in downtown Maysville beginning this month.

The $400,000 improvement project, which is expected to start Nov. 14 and continue through December, will require daytime closures of the Ohio River Bridge.

Motorists who use US 62 to cross between Kentucky and Ohio must detour 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday, and possibly weekends, using KY 8 and US 68, or US 52 in Ohio, and the nearby William Harsha Bridge (US 68) until work is complete.


MACA Plastics, which supplies components to the automotive and medical industries, will locate a 156-job manufacturing plant in Maysville with a $7.9 million investment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help with disasters, assist military families, and serve the community in Maysville.

No matter what the disaster may be: floods, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, American Red Cross Volunteers are always there to lend a helping hand to support their community.

Maysville Escapes Recent Ohio River Flooding

Mar 18, 2015
Trip Advisor

The cleanup from weekend flooding continues in communities along the Ohio River but officials in Maysville say the city’s flood wall was a savior when the waters began rising Saturday (March 14).

Mason County Emergency Management Director Tim Nolder says the structure protects the community to a stage just above 79 feet.       

He says that kept high waters from reaching most of city.

Feature: Federal Mogul Plant Closing

Jul 24, 2014

Maysville is still reeling after a company announced its decision last week to close its plant in the city. MSPR's Zachary Senvisky has the story...

Federal Mogul-Maysville Plant Closure Strategy

Jul 23, 2014

Officials with Federal Mogul say the scheduled closure of its Maysville plant is part of an overall corporate strategy to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The Michigan-based auto parts company discussed its plans during its quarterly conference call today.

Dan Ninivaggi is chief executive officer of the Motorparts Division. He says mothballing the Mason County facility is in keeping with a process the firm began during the last quarter…

Maysville Plant Closing

Jul 16, 2014
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

Maysville is losing 157 jobs.

Federal Mogul has announced it will be close its automotive parts’ distribution center in the city at the end of next June. The company reports its making the move in conjunction with an effort to reduce costs and realign its motorparts division.

Maysville Mayor David Cartmell says he first learned of Federal Mogul’s decision at 1pm Tuesday. He calls the news disappointing…

EKPC Bed Ash Spill Contained

Mar 10, 2014
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

An ash spill last week at the East Kentucky Power Cooperative Spurlock Station east of Maysville was contained to the EKPC property, company officials said.

Nick Comer, EKPC public and media relations representative said Thursday (March 6) the bed ash spill occurred Wednesday around noon.  The cause of the spill was attributed to a leak in the pipeline carrying sluiced bed ash from one of the Spurlock generating units to the ash pond.

Proposal Would Bring Commerce To Ohio River Communities

Mar 6, 2014
Popular Resistance

A re-designation of approximately 220 miles of the Ohio River would have the potential of improving the region’s ranking with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the amount of cargo being transported through the Ohio River corridor.

Melissa Johnson, director of real estate development and logistics with Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and Eric Thomas, chairman of the Central Ohio River Business Association were the featured speakers at the Maysville-Mason County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday (March 6).

'Lights Out' On Simon Kenton Bridge

Feb 17, 2014
Cody Evans, The Ledger Independent

The aesthetic "necklace" lighting accenting the cables of the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge from Maysville to Aberdeen, Ohio has been turned off until further notice.

That was the news delivered Thursday night (Feb. 13) by Bart Bryant with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9 Office in Flemingsburg.

Bryant said the decision is a safety and precautionary step based on the following reasons.

Northeastern KY Bridge Inspections

Sep 25, 2013

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is spending the week inspecting the William Harsha and Simon Kenton Bridges in Maysville and the Carl Perkins Bridge in South Portsmouth. District Nine spokesman Allen Blair says it’s part of the cabinet’s regular maintenance program but will require shoulder closures of the structures between 8 a.m. and 5p.m…

Blair says the work is likely to continue through Friday.

Wednesday, August 21

Aug 22, 2013

The Kentucky House of Representatives has approved new legislative boundaries for House districts. Authorities are declining comment on the reason they searched the home and office Tuesday of Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley…and Maysville will be the setting for the release Thursday of a new study on the economic impact of investing in historic buildings in Kentucky.