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

  • The Morehead Monthly – October 2023 October 5, 2023 The Morehead Monthly Newsletter – October 2023… Read More
  • City of Morehead offers new online payment service September 3, 2021 The City of Morehead has launched a new service to citizens by creating an online payment portal for ordinance and parking violations. The City has been working on this launch and is excited to see the program up and running. Mayor White-Brown said, “the online system provides convenience and an… Read More
  • Kentucky League Of Cities Employee of the Year August 18, 2021 The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Awards were announced this week revealing the City Employee of the Year. Since 1999, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has been recognizing cities, city officials and city employees for their contributions to the commonwealth. The City Employee of the Year Award brings recognition… Read More