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 of Morehead Public Works is hiring Mechanics! March 3, 2022 Class Title: Mechanic Department: Public Works Supervisor: Director of Public Works and/or Assistant to Director of Public Works Supervises: Assistant Mechanic Class Characteristics: Under general direction, performs skilled tasks in repairing and/or performing preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment; performs related work as required. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential: Performs… Read More
  • Join us for the 3rd Annual Run Morehead 5k & 10k February 17, 2022 Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00am, for the 3rd Annual Run Morehead 5K & 10K Presented by the City of Morehead! Enjoy a run, walk, or stroll through Morehead as a part of the city initiative to keep people moving. The event will kick off at Laughlin Health… Read More
  • City of Morehead offers new online payment service September 3, 2021 The City of Morehead has launched a new service to citizens by creating an online payment portal for ordinance and parking violations. The City has been working on this launch and is excited to see the program up and running. Mayor White-Brown said, “the online system provides convenience and an… Read More