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


  • City Garbage Collection Holiday Schedule: 2021 January 12, 2021 Monday, Jan. 18 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday – Garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday will both be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 19.Friday, April 2 – Good Friday – All garbage will be picked up before Noon.Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day – Garbage collection for Monday and… Read More
  • Women’s Task Force for Gender Equality in Appalachia Established March 31, 2021 Mayor Laura White-Brown of the City of Morehead held a press conference Monday, March 29, on the grounds of the Morehead Moonlight School to announce the establishment of a Women’s Task Force on gender equality in Appalachia.  Mayor White-Brown noted the significance of the historic site for the announcement, saying… Read More
  • Mayor White-Brown to hold press conference on Monday March 24, 2021 Mayor Laura White-Brown of the City of Morehead will be holding a live press conference on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. The press conference will take place at the Moonlight Stage located at East First Street in downtown Morehead, Ky. An announcement of a major initiative for the… Read More