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City to provide resources for outdoor seating

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. If you do not have tables and chairs for outdoor seating, please call City Hall at 606-784-8505 to request tables and chairs. The City will be loaning tables and chairs for this purpose.   If you plan to add additional outdoor seating beyond normal, please make the City Planner aware of these changes. Any alcohol that is… Read More

Spring 2020 Sports Canceled

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. The Sheltowee Falls Splash Pad will be closed during 2020.  After reviewing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and restrictions there are too many unknowns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to hold this season and events while ensuring safety for everyone involved.     A refund will be issued to all registered players. Read More

City of Morehead Special Meeting of Board of City Council

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 of Monthly Bills/StatementsGeneral Business AgendaNew BusinessRevised Municipal Road Aid Cooperative Program Agreement and Resolution1st Reading of an Ordinance of the City of Morehead, Ky Authorizing the Issuance of City of Morehead, Ky General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020A in the Approximate Aggregate Principal Amount of $7,750,000 for the Purpose of Financing… Read More

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Rowan County

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Today, three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Morehead and Rowan County. The latest cases bring Rowan county’s total to six, two of which have recovered. The patients are self-isolating currently. Additional information regarding these individuals will not be released out of respect and compliance with medical privacy law.    As previously stated, additional cases are to be expected with the expansion of testing. The county and city are prepared and working with St. Claire Medical Center to provide support to positive cases. The low number of positive cases continues to represent a promising metric with Morehead and Rowan County’s relative population taken into consideration. We have been able to keep this number so low due to… Read More

Third positive case of COVID-19 reported in Rowan County

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Today, one new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Morehead and Rowan County. This case is the first confirmed within city limits. The latest case brings Rowan county’s total to three, two of which have recovered so far. Additional information regarding this individual will not be released out of respect for them and compliance with medical privacy law.    As previously stated, additional cases are to be expected and both the county and city are prepared. The low number of positive cases represents a promising metric with Morehead and Rowan County’s relative population taken into consideration. We have been able to keep this… Read More

Rodburn Park open to foot traffic

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Rodburn Park will open to the public effective May 4, 2020. The picnic shelter will remain closed until further notice. Please practice social distancing while in the park area. Do not gather in large groups. Please stay six feet away from people in the park that are not visiting with you and your group. If large groups gather in this park the City of Morehead will need to close the park again. Private reservations for gatherings at Rodburn Park and other picnic areas will remain closed until further notice. For specific questions about Parks and Recreation, please call 606-784-8686.   For more information about COVID-19 in our community,… Read More

Response funds awarded to local nonprofits

MOREHEAD, Ky. — The Morehead-Rowan County COVID-19 Response Fund, a charitable fund established by the Rowan County Community Fund, will provide critical support to vulnerable populations in Morehead and Rowan County who are adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Your donations to this charitable fund will provide grants to nonprofit organizations in Rowan County with strong experience delivering services related to food, healthcare, childcare, transportation and the elderly.  As of April 28, 2020, $11,500 in grants have been awarded to local 501(c)(3) organizations to address needs in Morehead and Rowan County. Gateway Area Development $1,000 was awarded to provide… Read More

Morehead-Rowan County-Lakeview Heights Joint Planning Commission Meeting

May 6, 2020 12:00 noon EST.SPECIAL MEETING VIA ZOOM/FACEBOOK LIVE AGENDA Roll CallApprove Meeting MinutesNew Business2nd approval request for Starbucks development at Hampton WayInitial development for a quadplex on Kentucky AveInitial development for a 6-plex on Old Flemingsburg RdInitial development for multi-unit project on KY 519Discussion of Comprehensive Plan reviewMiscellaneousAdjourn… Read More

City to be represented in a regional roundtable discussion

Visit ARC’s Facebook page for more information. Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)’s Appalachian Leadership Institute is hosting a Facebook live roundtable discussion on the COVID-19 response across Appalachia. The discussion, moderated by Bruce Decker of Collective Impact, will include the following Institute fellows: Luke Glaser, Beau Harbin, Josh Sawyers, Denny Wayne Robinson, Jesse Turner, and Laura White-Brown. Tune in at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to hear six #AppalachianLeaders, including the mayor of the City of Morehead, discuss their communities’ responses to #COVID19, the challenges they face and the successes they’ve realized.  Attendees… Read More

Rowan County has second confirmed positive case of COVID-19

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A second Rowan County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is following all the necessary protocols and guidelines at home during this time. We will not provide additional details publicly regarding the identity of this person out of respect for them and the abidance of medical privacy law.   The Kentucky Department of Public Health has begun their investigation to determine whom the individual has come into contact with, where they have been, where they work, etc. Individuals whom the KDPH believe came in close contact with the individual during the disease’s incubation period will be notified and contacted by… Read More

City Park reopens to foot traffic

The Don Greenhill City Park walking and running path will be open to the public as of Friday, April 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. Rodburn Park and Community Park will remain closed to the public. Picnic shelters, playground equipment, dog park and all athletic fields will also remain closed to the public at the Don Greenhill City Park. Please remember to follow proper social distancing, stay six feet apart and no groups. For more information about the City of Morehead’s response to COVID-19, visit morehead-ky.gov/COVID19. Read More

Rowan County has first confirmed positive case of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOREHEAD, Ky. — A Rowan County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The city and county are prepared and have taken the necessary steps to ensure the patient is following all the necessary protocols and guidelines at home. We will not provide additional details publicly regarding the identity of this person out of respect for them and the abidance of medical privacy law. This is what we have been expecting and planning for since evidence of spread has existed in the nation and the Commonwealth.  The Kentucky Department of Public Health has begun their investigation to… Read More

SCH Expands COVID-19 Testing Capacity

For Immediate ReleaseApril 8, 2020 MOREHEAD, Ky. — Individuals throughout St. Claire HealthCare’s (SCH) service region now have increased access to COVID-19 testing. We know our community has wanted improved access to COVID-19 testing and so have we,” said Donald H. Lloyd, II, SCH President/CEO. “We are happy to announce, beginning Thursday, April 9, St. Claire will begin offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing for those who meet criteria determined by the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH).” Drive-thru testing will be available by appointment only and individuals are required to be pre-screened in advance to determine if they meet the… Read More

City of Morehead parks closed to the public

April 5, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOREHEAD, Ky.— All City of Morehead parks including City Park, Rodburn Park and Community Park will be closed to the public effective Monday, April 6, 2020, at 8 a.m. This includes picnic shelters, playground equipment, hiking trails, walking/running paths, and all athletic fields.  For specific questions about Parks and Recreation appointments please call 606-784-8686. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. Read More