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 to provide resources for outdoor seating May 29, 2020 MOREHEAD, Ky. — Restaurants can be open at 33% capacity for inside seating at this time. Outdoor seating is permitted and does not count towards the 33% capacity. Restaurants can expand outdoor seating to their parking lots and grassed areas of their property or if given permission by their property owner. Read More
  • Spring 2020 Sports Canceled May 29, 2020 MOREHEAD, Ky. — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the spring 2020 sports season is canceled. This includes baseball, softball, coaches pitch and t-ball. The City has made this difficult decision to protect the best interest of our league players, families and volunteers. The City Summer Day Camp Program will not take place this summer. Read More
  • City of Morehead Special Meeting of Board of City Council May 10, 2020 May 11, 2020, 6 p.m.via Zoom/Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/cityofmoreheadky/ Call to OrderPledge of AllegianceAttendanceMinutes of Previous Meeting: April 13, 2020Mayor’s ReportDowntown Morehead Redevelopment TIF District Special Fund Board and DevelopersMorehead-Rowan County Chamber of CommerceMorehead-Rowan County Tourism, Morehead Conference Center and Rowan County Arts CenterFuture Growth/Development/Projects for The CityRatification of Payment… Read More