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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.

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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.
This Henry Adams quote is the inspiration for the Kentucky Folk Art Center's latest exhibit, “Affecting Eternity: Works by Eastern Kentucky Art Educators.” The exhibit spotlights the work of art teachers in the region, including Rowan County Middle School art teacher, Henry Parsons, who has a piece in the ...
“With a very small staff and a pretty small budget, I think the state, the region and the community gets a lot of bang for their buck out of the Kentucky Folk Art Center,” said Collinsworth. “At the level of economic activity here in Morehead each year, we probably generate about $800,000 in general economic ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Rowan County Senior High School inducted the late Coach Keith Prater into its Alumni Hall of Fame Tuesday night. Prater died in July after a short and hard-fought battle with cancer. It is a loss still felt in Rowan County. Prater served as baseball coach, bowling coach, and ...
“We are in this to help our students have a better life, because if they have a better life, we have a better Kentucky,” said Dr. Jay Box, Kentucky Community and Technical College System ... MCTC received $5 million when the Rowan County Board of Education purchased the former building off KY 32.
Moore began his teaching career in 1969, and has since served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in the Rowan County district. He was ... The Board will hear from representatives from the Kentucky School Board Association and the Kentucky Association of School Administrators before hiring a ...
The Rowan County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) Board and the Rowan County Attorney's Office is inviting the public to join them for a free ... She has helped to establish a grief support group and initiated Kentucky's “Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention,” an ...
2, 2017, Circuit Clerk's examination, apply for the temporary appointment to be interim Rowan County Circuit Clerk for the remainder of the current term, ... do not have a suspended license in Kentucky or elsewhere; as well as other tasks, including managing approximately 12 employees on a daily bases, ...

The local group Emerging Arts Leaders of Eastern Kentucky is hosting a “Restore KY Arts Funding Arts Advocacy Event” at CoffeeTree Books on ... of the Kentucky Arts Council; Matt Collinsworth, executive director of the Kentucky Folk Art Center; and Ashley Gilliam, Rowan County Arts Center director.
On behalf of the commonwealth of Kentucky, Bevin joined 21 other states in ... Rowan County — has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Josh Bergeron is managing editor of The State Journal in Frankfort, Ky.
The number of states in support of Rowan County's religious liberties case continues to grow. On Thursday, Nov. 16, Gov. Matt Bevin of ...
1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer ... The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky ...
Derek Carlson during his speech at Rowan County Senior High School ... Students from the Kentucky Center for Traditional music entertained ...
... the Kentucky State Police near the end of October for trafficking less than ... He has been charged in Rowan County with trafficking less than two ... in the Rowan County Detention Center and have not been released. ... Morehead State Eagles: Morehead State University Women's Basketball Brescia (Ky.).
MOREHEAD, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man who narrowly lost to Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in 2014 has filed to again challenge the controversial ...
Prospective candidates can declare their candidacy through the Rowan County Clerk's Office or the Kentucky Office of the Secretary of State.
The Christian clerk from Kentucky county who made headlines two years ... as Rowan County Clerk despite other people urging her to run for a ...
The Christian clerk from Kentucky county who made headlines two years ... as Rowan County Clerk despite other people urging her to run for a ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky State Police arson investigator is on the scene of a deadly house fire in Rowan County.
In July, Bunning ruled that the state of Kentucky, not Davis herself or Rowan County, must pay the couples who sued her for marriage licenses ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Rowan County, according to Rowan County Coroner John ...
Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins and his Child Support staff were ... Last Tuesday, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services ...
The Kentucky official who was jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue ... to know about the case of Kim Davis, the clerk for Rowan County, Ky., but ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. ... In Rowan County residential sales increased eight percent from 99 sales reported in third quarter of the year 2016 to 107 sales ... LBAR represents more than 3,100 Realtors located throughout Kentucky.
Kim Davis, who shot to international prominence for refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses as Rowan County clerk, is on a nine-day trip ...
The courthouse square, which includes the former Rowan County ... County Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 60 Morehead, KY 40351.
... flagged traffic on KY 519, US 60 and I-64 in Rowan County over the ... contractors will perform pavement sealing operations along KY 519 ...
MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Motorists should watch for one-lane, flagged traffic on KY 519, US 60 and I-64 in Rowan County over the next two ...
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating vandalism near Morehead State University that they're calling a hate crime.
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Rowan County man is in jail after investigators say he shot at a state trooper's home. But deputies say that ...
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who denied gay couples their legal marriage licenses because Jesus told her not to do her job, says she'll ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses ... It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the controversy that dominated national news in 2015.
Criswell currently serves as Eastern Kentucky Law Enforcement ... and Rowan County Sheriff's Office were involved in the new promotion.
Believing that spreading her anti-gay bigotry in Kentucky wasn't enough, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has gone international. Davis, of ...
Morehead Pride festival held in Rowan County ... MOREHEAD, Ky. ... 'Pride and Diversity Month' in Morehead, Kentucky," said Jim Tom Trent.
... Rockcastle County; Lily Roberts, Rowan County; Clara Finneseth, ... and Eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills.
Allison Mathews, district assessment coordinator for Rowan County ... civics, geography, as well as Kentucky, American and world history.
“I appreciate Rowan County's leaders seeking these funds and DLG for ... this program are allocated to Kentucky by the Department of Interior, ...
Rowan County Fiscal Court toured the new Rowan County Detention ... The new jail is being built at the former site of the Eastern Kentucky ...
The current building, located on KY 32 near Rowan County Senior ... the Rowan County Board of Education purchased the current building, ...


 

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