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City Hall closed Dec 10, 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

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. We have begun to strategically flush our distribution system to push out and eliminate the contaminated water. By flushing the distribution system, we are able to pull the properly treated drinking water back into the distribution system. Once we have completed the system wide flushing, we will begin our microbiological… Read More

System Wide Boil Water Advisory Notice

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 of Engineers for assistance in water quality and release. The water levels in MUPB’s storage tanks have dropped to critically low levels. In order to maintain fire protection to the community, MUPB has been forced to put water into its distribution system that is above the maximum turbidity level of… Read More

Laura White-Brown Elected First Female Mayor of Morehead

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 period over the next couple of months.” Please read the story in the Morehead News for more details here. Read More

City “Pushes In” Brand New “Tower 1” Ladder Truck

Morehead Fire Chief Jeff Anderson came to brand new Mayor Jim Tom Trent and City Council in January, 2015 and requested that the City started thinking about getting a new ladder truck. Fast forward to Monday evening, October 8th, and, following the monthly City Council meeting, the Chief’s wish came true as he watched with pride as his volunteer fire fighters, Mayor Trent and City Council, “pushed in” the truck to its spot in Morehead Fire Station 1 for the first time. The brand new $1.2 million dollar truck, built by the Sutphan Fire Truck Company in Ohio, is state… Read More

UPDATE: Trick or Treat MOVED to Tuesday, October 30; Just Say Boo To Drugs Still on for October 31

UPDATE: Due to the threat of heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday, Morehead’s Trick or Treat night will now be held on TUESDAY, October 30, from 6 to 8 pm. Trick or Treaters are urged to wear bright and reflective clothing while walking near city streets. Morehead’s very popular annual Just Say Boo To Drugs event will remain as scheduled, Wednesday, October 31 from 6-8 pm in the Laughlin Health Building on the campus of Morehead State University. Line ups will begin at 4:30 in Wetherby Gymnasium where we will have a movie showing for the participants while they… Read More

City Unveils New Playground Equipment and Improved Basketball Courts

In the spring of 2017, after nearly 30 years of usage, the old “blue and white” playground structure that had been enjoyed by thousands of children had gradually fell into disrepair. David Morris, long-time Director of the Morehead Parks and Recreation Department knew something had to be done. “That structure was put in by Gametime 30 years ago and has been a favorite of the public for my entire time here at the Park, but it was time for it to go,” said Morris. He, together with his staff and Mayor Trent, came up with a plan to replace the… Read More

City of Morehead Issues RFP for Laughlin Health Bldg.

The City of Morehead issued an RFP for Laughlin Health Building on MSU’s campus. The RFP is specifically for “Recreation Facility Management” consultants. At the request of the proposed community partners for the project, Mayor Jim Tom Trent put together a “Laughlin Committee”, consisting of representatives from City Council, Rowan Co. Fiscal Court, Morehead Tourism, Morehead State University and a citizen at large, to explore the viability of the proposed project as to its potential use for community recreation, senior and community wellness as well as recreational tourism–with athletic tournaments, etc. It is the desire of the committee to… Read More