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


  • Starbucks coming to Morehead September 21, 2020 September 18, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMOREHEAD, Ky.—A new Starbucks is coming to the Morehead area, officials said Friday morning. The new business will be located near the I-64 exit. The multinational chain, known for its coffee, tea and espresso concoctions, will be at 475 Hampton Way. The business will also have… Read More
  • Planters provide much-needed spark of hope on Main Street July 30, 2020 MOREHEAD, Ky. — In a collaboration of city, University, and community members, a pop of color has been added to main street. The idea for the tree planters lining downtown Morehead began at a recent meeting of the Morehead-Rowan Co. NewCity Community Development Corporation.   The project was carried out by volunteer Melissa Yungbluth. Yungbluth is the gallery director, director of the Arts… Read More
  • Laborer I – City of Morehead July 16, 2020 Class Title: Laborer I Department: Public Works Supervisor: Director of Public Works and/or Assistant to Director of Public Works Supervises: None Class Characteristics: Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of sanitation, construction, and/or maintenance duties within the Public Works Department; performs related work as required. General Duties and Responsibilities:Essential:… Read More