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 Rowan County, Kentucky

Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,333. Its county seat is Morehead. The county was created in 1856 from parts of Fleming and Morgan counties, and named for John Rowan, who represented Kentucky in the U.S. House and Senate.
With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county — a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city, in this case Morehead, where package alcohol sales are allowed. logo
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updated Wed. November 16, 2022

Kentucky State Police are searching for a man wanted in the killing of a Pikeville police officer. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, warrants are being obtained for John Russell Hall in the killing of Officer Scotty Hamilton. Officer Hamilton was shot and killed Tuesday night while responding to a ...

Rowan County has been honored by the Kentucky Travel Industry with the Economic Engine Award. Officials were on hand Friday to present the award, which is given to counties that have had a significant economic impact on the local economy from tourism. Rowan County was recognized as one of the ...
Kelsey Stilton, 15, was last seen Wednesday on Big Perry Road in Rowan County with a man named Chalmer Springs. While Olive Hill Police confirm Stilton is a runaway, they believe she is in danger. Police believe the pair is headed to Corbin, Kentucky. Officers said they nearly caught the pair on ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin calls controversial Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis an inspiration to the children of America. Bevin made the statement in a new promotional video for Davis' memoir "Under God's Authority: The Kim Davis Story." Davis was put in jail in 2015 for ...
One high-schooler was arrested Sunday and another Kentucky school was placed on lockdown Monday following separate threats. A 16-year-old junior at Walton Verona High School in Boone County was arrested Sunday after he made statements Friday that led other students to fear for their safety, ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Rowan County High School was locked down briefly Monday morning due to an alleged threat, and a juvenile was taken into custody, officials said. According to a ... Kentucky State Police confirmed Monday afternoon that a juvenile had been taken into custody. Officials ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has written a book. "Under God's Authority: The Kim Davis Story " was announced Monday by Liberty Counsel, the Florida-based law firm that represents Davis. The book is published by ...
Hall led police on a pursuit that exceeded 100 miles per hour on Interstate 64 before turning onto KY 801 and then Bluebank Road in Rowan County, officers said. Hall wrecked less than two miles down Bluebank Road and ran from the scene but was arrested shortly afterward, Callahan said. Police also ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Rowan County School bus driver died in his home over the weekend. He had been battling flu-like symptoms last week. Transportation Director June Davenport tells LEX 18 that 62-year-old Greg DeRossett took off work Friday after not feeling well and didn't show up ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- School officials along with the Rowan County Sheriff's office are investigating a threat found in the middle school on Friday. According to the Sheriff's department, the Rowan County middle school began investigating the threat after graffiti was found on a bathroom stall.


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