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Starbucks coming to Morehead

September 18, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMOREHEAD, Ky.—A new Starbucks is coming to the Morehead area, officials said Friday morning. The new business will be located near the I-64 exit. The multinational chain, known for its coffee, tea and espresso concoctions, will be at 475 Hampton Way. The business will also have a drive-through. Developers Mike Wiles of Paducah, KY, and Eric Brewer of Lexington, KY, stated that construction is set to begin mid-October. Wiles and Brewer are recent developers for the newly-built Starbucks in Murray, KY, as well as the Winchester location that opened in 2019. A planned opening is set… Read More

Planters provide much-needed spark of hope on Main Street

MOREHEAD, Ky. — In a collaboration of city, University, and community members, a pop of color has been added to main street. The idea for the tree planters lining downtown Morehead began at a recent meeting of the Morehead-Rowan Co. NewCity Community Development Corporation.   The project was carried out by volunteer Melissa Yungbluth. Yungbluth is the gallery director, director of the Arts Entrepreneurship program and an instructor of art and printmaking for Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design. The planters are painted with abstract shapes inspired by those who will see them at eye-level–children from the community. With a template of shapes and colors, Yungbluth… Read More

Laborer I – City of Morehead

Class Title: Laborer I Department: Public Works Supervisor: Director of Public Works and/or Assistant to Director of Public Works Supervises: None Class Characteristics: Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of sanitation, construction, and/or maintenance duties within the Public Works Department; performs related work as required. General Duties and Responsibilities:Essential: Picks up garbage and/or trash from homes and businesses and loads in collection vehicle. Assists in installing, constructing, repairing and/or cleaning city buildings, streets and roads, sidewalks, storm sewers, culverts, drainage ditches, street signs, barricades, guard rails, etc. Paints curbs and parking lines. Mows grass; cuts weeds, trees and tree… Read More

Equipment Operator II – City of Morehead

Class Title: Equipment Operator II Department: Public Works Supervisor: Director of Public Works and/or Assistant to Director of Public Works Supervises: Supervises Personnel Assigned to Equipment Class Characteristics: Under general supervision, operates equipment within the department; performs general construction and maintenance duties; performs related work as required. General Duties and Responsibilities:Essential: Operates light, medium or heavy equipment (backhoe, front-end loader, heavy trucks, tractors, street sweeper, dozer, bush hog, garbage truck, jack hammer); supervises employees assigned to vehicle; assists in loading and unloading trash and refuse, installing, maintaining, and repairing streets, roads, sidewalks, curbs, culverts, parking lots, drainage ditches, storm sewers,… Read More

Restrooms at City Parks reopened

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As of July 17, 2020, the restrooms at Don Greenhill City Park and Rodburn Park will be reopened to the public. Restrooms were closed in March until further information was available about the spread of COVID-19.    The restrooms will now be available to the public with a plan that includes specific disinfection times by City employees to keep our community safe and healthy. Please practice social distancing and proper hygiene when spending time at the parks.   For more information about COVID-19 in our community, visit morehead-ky.gov/covid19. Read More

City of Morehead playground and outdoor basketball courts reopen

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As of July 15, 2020, the playground at the Don Greenhill City Park will be reopened to the public. Families are asked to practice social distancing while using the equipment. Hand sanitizing stations will be available. Please keep six feet apart from people outside of your family or group while on the playground.   The outdoor basketball courts located in the Don Greenhill City Park will also reopen at this time. Users of the courts should follow social distancing guidelines with other groups and ongoing games.   For more information about COVID-19 in our community, visit morehead-ky.gov/covid19.  … Read More

COVID-19 cases in Rowan County reach 34

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As of July 8, 2020, there are 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rowan County with 26 patients recovered and 8 active cases. Additional information regarding the individuals will not be released out of respect for them and compliance with medical privacy law. Please wear masks in public and practice social distancing. Extended hours for COVID-19 testing are now available on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. St. Claire HealthCare continues to offer COVID-19 testing outside the St. Claire Medical Pavilion from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, for anyone who wants… Read More

Mayor appointed by Gov. to AgriTech Advisory Council

Mayor Laura White-Brown was appointed by executive order of Gov. Andy Beshear on July 1, 2020, to serve on the AgriTech Advisory Council for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mayor White-Brown will represent cities with populations of under 50,000 residents. “The opportunity to serve and represent our community in this capacity is a true honor. Morehead is certainly on the map with AppHarvest and I am excited to continue the conversation of integrating AgriTech with rural communities” stated Mayor White-Brown. The Mayor will serve alongside Mayor Linda Gorton of Lexington as well as President Dr. Capilouto of the University of Kentucky, James Kay, Woodford County Judge Executive and a team of additional economic development professionals,… Read More

COVID-19 cases in Rowan County reach 23

MOREHEAD, Ky. — As of June 24, 2020, there are 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rowan County. Of the 23 cases, 16 patients have recovered leaving seven active cases. Additional information regarding the individuals will not be released out of respect for them and compliance with medical privacy law. Please wear masks in public and practice social distancing. As previously stated, additional cases are to be expected and both the county and city are prepared. We have been able to keep our positive case number so low due to the tremendous job our community has done with social distancing,… Read More

COVID-19 cases in Rowan County reach 20

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Today, two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Rowan County. The latest cases bring Rowan county’s total to twenty, seven of which are out of isolation and have recovered, leaving 13 active cases. Additional information regarding the individuals 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. We have been able to keep our positive case number so low due to the tremendous job our community has done with social distancing, however… Read More

COVID-19 total in Rowan County reaches 18

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Rowan County today. The latest cases bring Rowan county’s total to eighteen, seven of which are out of isolation and have recovered, leaving 11 active cases. Additional information regarding the individuals 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 recent spike in cases are believed to be dated back to Memorial Day weekend. We have been able to keep our positive case number so low due to the… Read More

Eighth positive case of COVID-19 reported in Rowan County

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Today, one new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Rowan County. The latest case brings Rowan county’s total to eight, seven of which are out of isolation and have recovered. Additional information regarding this individual will not be released out of respect for them and compliance with medical privacy law. Extended hours for COVID-19 testing are now available on Wednesdays from Noon until 7 p.m. St. Claire HealthCare continues to offer COVID-19 testing outside the St. Claire Medical Pavilion from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, for anyone who wants to be… Read More

Morehead-Rowan Co.-Lakeview Heights Joint Planning Commission meeting June 3

June 3, 2020 Noon SPECIAL MEETING FACEBOOK LIVE: www.facebook.com/cityofmoreheadky AGENDA Roll CallApprove Meeting MinutesNew Business2nd approval request for a quadplex on Kentucky Ave2nd approval request for a  6-plex on Old Flemingsburg Rd2nd approval request for a multi-unit project on KY 519Discussion of Comprehensive Plan reviewMiscellaneousAdjourn… Read More

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