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
  • St. Claire HealthCare asks you to be a hero in the fight against COVID-19 November 23, 2020 “I want everyone in our region to understand COVID-19 is real, and it’s dangerous,” said Will Melahn, M.D., St. Claire HealthCare’s Chief Medical Officer. “Now more than ever, it’s critical for everyone in our community to take action. If you haven’t already changed your behavior to protect yourself, your family, and frontline workers from this virus, do it now.” Read More
  • Drive-thru COVID testing hours extend through Dec. 2020 November 19, 2020 St. Claire HealthCare’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing service will remain operational until Dec. 31, 2020. Information on free testing in 2021 will be provided when it becomes available. St. Claire HealthCare continues to offer COVID-19 testing outside the St. Claire Medical Pavilion for anyone who wants to be tested. Testing… Read More