Welcome to Morehead, KY


Morehead is located in Eastern Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It was founded in 1854 by Colonel John Hargis and named after James T Morehead, a politician who served as governor of Kentucky from 1834 to 1836

With a population of nearly 7,000, Morehead is home to Morehead State University, one of the Top 25 Universities in the South, Cave Run Lake, an amazing recreational attraction and Eastern Kentucky's largest lake and Rowan County Senior High School, a Top 100 High School in Kentucky.

We are also home to St. Claire Regional Medical Center, which opened its doors on July 1, 1963. Today St. Claire is an integrated health care system known as St. Claire Healthcare, one of the largest employers in the region with 1,200 staff members including more than 100 medical providers and representing 32 medical specialties.

Recent Posts


  • Cancellations, Closures & Revised Hours of Operation March 31, 2020 Updated: 3/31/2020 at 10:20 a.m.Click here to submit a cancellation, closure or revised hours of operation. This post will be updated frequently. Event or OrganizationContactDateTimeDuration/InformationStatusBallard Cup Golf OutingMSU… Read More
  • Dining Services March 27, 2020 Updated: 3/27/2020 at 1 p.m.Click here to submit the dining services offered by your facility. This post will be updated frequently. To save this image for easy… Read More
  • Rowan County Community Fund launches COVID-19 response fund April 2, 2020 April 1, 2020 (Morehead, Ky.) – The Rowan County Community Fund Board of Advisors announced the creation of the Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund to provide critical support to vulnerable populations in Rowan County who are adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. This charitable fund will provide grants to nonprofit… Read More