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City of Morehead offers new online payment service

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 additional layer of safety during the pandemic. We hope that citizens will utilize the new system which is part of additional resources the City is putting in place.” The program can be accessed at A demonstration of the program will be presented at the October City Council meeting… Read More

Kentucky League Of Cities Employee of the Year

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 to an exceptional city employee who performs at a distinguished level to improve his or her local government and community. The 2021 City Employee of the Year is Chief Derrick Blevins of the Morehead Police Department. The Commonwealth has over 20,000 city employees eligible for this recognition. Chief Blevins was… Read More

Women’s Task Force for Gender Equality in Appalachia Established

Mayor Laura White-Brown of the City of Morehead held a press conference Monday, March 29, on the grounds of the Morehead Moonlight School to announce the establishment of a Women’s Task Force on gender equality in Appalachia.  Mayor White-Brown noted the significance of the historic site for the announcement, saying “This is a special place for what it represents to our community, state, and nation. Cora Wilson Stewart was not only the first woman elected superintendent of Rowan County Schools and the first female president of the Kentucky Education Association, but she also founded Moonlight Schools here in 1911 to… Read More

Mayor White-Brown to hold press conference on Monday

Mayor Laura White-Brown of the City of Morehead will be holding a live press conference on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. The press conference will take place at the Moonlight Stage located at East First Street in downtown Morehead, Ky. An announcement of a major initiative for the City of Morehead and Appalachia will be presented. The press conference will be streamed on the City of Morehead Facebook page at We hope that you can join us for this community update either in person or on social media. Read More

City Garbage Collection Holiday Schedule: 2021

Monday, Jan. 18 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday – Garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday will both be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 19.Friday, April 2 – Good Friday – All garbage will be picked up before Noon.Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day – Garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday will both be picked up on Tuesday, June 1.Monday, July 5 – Independence Day – Garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday will both be picked up on Tuesday, July 6.Monday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day – Garbage collection for Monday and Tuesday will both be picked up on Tuesday,… Read More

St. Claire HealthCare asks you to be a hero in the fight against COVID-19

“I want everyone in our region to understand COVID-19 is real, and it’s dangerous,” said Will Melahn, M.D., St. Claire HealthCare’s Chief Medical Officer. “Now more than ever, it’s critical for everyone in our community to take action. If you haven’t already changed your behavior to protect yourself, your family, and frontline workers from this virus, do it now.” Read More

Drive-thru COVID testing hours extend through Dec. 2020

St. Claire HealthCare’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing service will remain operational until Dec. 31, 2020. Information on free testing in 2021 will be provided when it becomes available. St. Claire HealthCare continues to offer COVID-19 testing outside the St. Claire Medical Pavilion for anyone who wants to be tested. Testing is available for all individuals, even those that have already been tested. Complete the COVID-19 prescreening online at or by calling 606-780-5227. Drive-thru testing hours of operation: Monday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wednesday: Noon to 7 p.m.Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday:… Read More

City of Morehead Park Closures

The City of Morehead Don Greenhill Park will close the outdoor basketball courts, skatepark and playground equipment to the public effective Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at 8 a.m. This change is related to theincreasing number of positive COVID-19 numbers in the City of Morehead and Rowan County. For specific questions about Parks and Recreation please call 606-784-8686.Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. Read More

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 Read More