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 Hall closed Dec 10, 2019 December 9, 2019 In accordance with state guidelines City Hall will be closed tomorrow, December 10,2019 for the inauguration. Trash pickup that normally occurs on Tuesdays will be picked up on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Read More
  • Morehead Utility Plant Board’s System Wide Boil Water Advisory December 2, 2019 We have been working in our system and with the Kentucky Division of Water diligently to resolve the treatment issues at the water treatment plant due to the flood waters. We are back on-line at the water treatment plant producing drinking water that meets regulatory and drinking water quality limits. Read More
  • System Wide Boil Water Advisory Notice December 1, 2019 Due to difficulties faced in chemically treating flood waters from the heavy rainfall on November 30, 2019 and December 1, 2019, the water at our current intake is not able to be treated within drinking water requirements. The Morehead Utility Plant Board (MUPB) has reached out to the Army Corp… Read More