Archive: Jul 2020

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 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  … 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