Maysville, KY Area Scholarships
Maysville is a city in and the county seat of Mason County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 9,011 at the 2010 census, making it the fortieth largest city in Kentucky by population. Maysville is on the Ohio River, 66 miles (106 km) northeast of Lexington. It is the principal city of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Mason and Lewis counties. Two bridges cross the Ohio River from Maysville to Aberdeen, Ohio: the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge built in 1931, and the William H. Harsha Bridge built in 2001.
On the edge of the outer Bluegrass Region, Maysville was historically important in Kentucky's settlement. Frontiersmen Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone were among the city's founders. Later Maysville was an important port on the Ohio River for the northeastern part of the state. It exported hemp and tobacco, both produced mainly by African American slaves before the American Civil War. It was once a center of wrought-iron manufacture, sending ironwork down the Ohio River to decorate the buildings of New Orleans, Louisiana. Other small manufacturers also located early in Maysville and manufacturing remains an important part of the modern economy. Under the leadership of Henry Means Walker, Maysville for most of the 20th century was home to one of the largest tobacco auction warehouses in the world.
Maysville was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, as the free state of Ohio was just across the river.Abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe visited the area in 1833 and watched a slave auction in front of the court house in Washington, Kentucky (then the county seat, since annexed to Maysville). She included the scene in her influential novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852.
The annual Rosemary Clooney Music Festival was founded by the singer in 1999 to benefit the restoration of the Russell Theatre. Past performers at the festival include Debby Boone, Rita Coolidge, Michael Feinstein, Roberta Flack, Alison Krauss, The Pointer Sisters, and Linda Ronstadt. The Ledger Independent is the local newspaper and is published five days a week. WFTM-AM and WFTM-FM are the primary local radio stations in Maysville. The AM station plays adult standards, and the FM plays adult contemporary music.
Schools in and around Maysville, KY
Maysville Community and Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,160 average out-state tuition; $3,240 average in-state tuition
US Grant Joint Vocational School
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public; $5,550 average out-state tuition; $5,550 average in-state tuition
Morehead State University
Four or more years; Public; $17,370 average out-state tuition; $6,942 average in-state tuition
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College
Four or more years; Public; $11,166 average out-state tuition; $4,314 average in-state tuition
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $8,200 average out-state tuition; $8,200 average in-state tuition
Nutek Academy of Beauty Inc
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Shawnee State University
Four or more years; Public; $10,524 average out-state tuition; $5,718 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Maysville
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Business Administration and Management
- Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
- Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
- Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary
- Child Care Provider
- Respiratory Care Therapist
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Engineering technology