Morehead-Rowan County

Welcome to the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce web site. We live in a community strategically located next to Interstate 64 in Eastern Kentucky that is home to:

  • Morehead State University
  • Maysville Community and Technical College—Rowan Campus
  • St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Cave Run Lake, Daniel Boone National Forest
  • 500 acre MMRC Regional Industrial Park
  • A public school system rated one of the top 100 in the nation
  • A new 5500', the largest general avaition airport in Eastern Kentucky
  • Designated Trail Town
  • And we are a regional center for shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation while maintaining a small town feel.

Morehead and Rowan County is a progressive community taking the challenges necessary to ensure planned growth and development. Being the first community in the State of Kentucky and only the second in the nation to engage in the NewCities process, through the Kentucky League of Cites, a six-month, citizen driven effort to improve the quality of life and stimulate community and economic development. Through this effort, key decision makers saw the vision of the core values of the community. The work continues as the Morehead-Rowan County New Cities Community Development. Corporation strives to see these visions through.

Thank you very much for visiting our web site and we hope that you will choose to take a closer look at this place we are proud to call home!

Operation Donation-Rowan County Cares
Information will be updated as it becomes available
We have been called to action by the recent flooding in Rowan County. In cooperation with Rowan County Emergency Management and the Red Cross, we will be operating a donation center with specific drop off times and specific requests of items. 

Old Rowan County Middle School—located on KY 32 and Sun Street
Cafeteria Area—In Back
Hours of Operation:   July 17 (Friday),  July 18 (Saturday), July 20 (Monday), July 21 (Tuesday)  and July 22 (Wednesday), 2015.
Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will be accepting the following requested items:
Body Wash and Soap
Dish Washing Liquid
Towels and Wash Cloths
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Hand Sanitizer
Bug Spray
Rubber Gloves
Disinfectant Spray
Laundry Detergent
Dish Towels
Clorox wipes
Baby food
baby formula
Baby Wipes
Non-Perishable Food Items

We will NOT be accepting clothing.  If you wish to donate clothing, please contact Christian Social Services, Gateway Helping Hands or Goodwill Industries.

These are the ONLY items we will be accepting at this time.  Please check www.moreheadchamber.com to see if any of these items have been taken off of the list before you purchase your donations.  When we receive enough of each item, we will be not be accepting any more of these items. 

 Food for Volunteers:


As most of us know, parts of Rowan County and other areas of Eastern Kentucky were hit with severe flash flooding over the past couple of weeks; with much damage to property and disruption to people’s lives.  Working with Ronnie Day and the Rowan County Emergency services team, the Disaster Relief organization of the Kentucky Baptist Convention has identified the U.S. 60 East area as an area in immediate need of assistance with clean-up.

Over the next two weeks (more if needed) there will be DR volunteer teams from Kentucky and other states staying at the Baptist Campus Ministry building on MSU’s campus.  Slaty Point Baptist Church has been tasked with coordinating and providing meals for these workers.   If any organization, business or church would like to donate labor, food, drinks, snacks or a monetary donation to purchase these items please contact Steven McKenzie @ 606-316-2167 or Rusty Hedrick @ 606-784-7474.   We have a very specific list of needed items that are requested by the DR teams and while we only need these items, people can check the Chamber’s website for information on other needed donations; www.MoreheadChamber.com

Items needed:

-Breakfast Items:  Quick items such as muffins, milk, juices, water, fresh fruit, bread; as well, a smaller need for refrigerated meats and eggs that will be prepared each morning.

               -Lunch Items:  Luncheon meats (Variety), sliced cheeses, tomatoes, lettuce, “individual”
                condiments (such as ketchup,mustard,mayo),

individual bags of chips, Ziploc sandwich bags , water, Gatorade, fresh fruit, individually wrapped snack cakes & cookies.

-Dinner:  Hot meals requested, including entrée item, bread, sides, drinks, desserts.

-Other:  plastic eating utensils, disposable plates and cups, napkins, hand sanitizing wipes for lunches, toiletries such as TP & PT.

Thanks Tracy!  We appreciate you and look forward to working with our Rowan County neighbors to assist the victims of the recent flooding and enable these trained volunteers to get as much done as possible!

Thank You!

William Shields “Rusty” Hedrick
Trademark Insurance & Investments, Inc.
264 Old Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY  40351
Phone:  606.784.7474         Fax:  606.784.4267



For Everyone who has damage from the flooding:
If you have not signed up for assistance, please visit the Carl Perkins Center to see the Red Cross.

Trash bags, cleaning kits and personal item kits will be provided by the Red Cross or check with the Haldeman/Hayes Crossing Fire Department.

If you are cleaning your property, you may place trash bags at the end of your county road for pick up or deposit in a dumpster.  One is located at the Haldeman/Hayes Crossing Fire Department, the other is located in the parking lot at the bottom of Poppy Mtn. Road (Marty Stevens Property) on US 60 West.  At the Poppy Mtn. location, if you would like to separate any appliances and leave them by the dumpster, they will be picked up and disposed of, or you can take to Henry’s Recycling Center, 2155 Cranston Road, Morehead.