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.
- Interview with Laura White-Brown about the Can’t Stop The Feeling lipsync video July 15, 2019
- Can’t Stop The Feeling – Morehead, Kentucky July 9, 2019 Can't Stop The Feeling (City Of Morehead Lip Sync) from Joe Gagliano on Vimeo. Our lip sync video has been featured on Kentucky.com and WYMT!… Read More
- Laura White-Brown Elected First Female Mayor of Morehead November 8, 2018 Challenger Laura White-Brown defeated incumbent Jim Tom Trent 717-679 on Tuesday, November 6, to become Morehead’s first female mayor. “Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Laura White-Brown for running a tremendous race and working extremely hard to win this election,” said Mayor Trent. “I pledge my full support to her during the transition… Read More