Saturday, March 30, 2013

Square Dance Friday, April 12th

Join us for the next square dance, which will be Friday, April 12th at 7pm at the Carl Perkins Center in Morehead. Admission is $5 (free for children), and proceeds benefit Morehead Habitat for Humanity, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, and Sustainable Morehead. Come and enjoy an evening of dancing and great music provided by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music!

Feedback requested on Morehead Stormwater management

If you were not able to make it to the Morehead Comprehensive Plan Open House, there is still time to provide feedback on Stormwater Management. Please, take the time to review the attached documents and complete the questionnaire.  The completed questionnaire should be returned directly to Mike Woolum at

Mike is working on the development of proposed new stormwater regulations for the City of Morehead. Only direct stormwater questions and comments to him. All other comprehensive planning questions and comments should be directed to Mayor David Perkins (

Bicycle Ride and Hike scheduled for April

Many of you have come out to enjoy our hikes during the months when it was too cold for a bicycle ride. Now that spring is (hopefully) on its way, we will be bringing back the Second Sunday Bicycle ride beginning in April, but also adding Fourth Sunday Hikes.  Locations will vary, so be sure to check our website or calendar for more information.   Here are the dates and times for our April bicycle ride and hike:

Second Sunday Bicycle Ride

Sunday, April 14, 2pm, Morehead United Methodist Church Parking lot.
Phil Martin will lead a 10-20 mile bicycle ride. Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the bike ride will be rescheduled.

Fourth Sunday Hikes Sunday April 28th, beginning at 2:00 pm at the Clear Creek Market. You should allow 30-45 minutes of travel time to get to Clear Creek Market from Morehead. The hike will last approximately 2-3 hours, and will take hikers south on the Sheltowee Trace to the natural arch and then return. For directions and additional information, contact David Dummer at (270) 210-6252. In case of inclement weather, the hike will be rescheduled.

We hope you will be able to join us!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Heirloom Seed Swap March 30th

Bath County and Rowan County Extension Services are hosting an heirloom seed swap on Saturday, March 30th, from 9am - 12noon at the Bath County Agricultural Education and Marketing center.  For more information or to reserve a table, call (606) 674-6121.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thinking About Having a Garden?

Sustainable Morehead’s goal is to provide residents with sustainable living through education, demonstration projects and activities based on the relationship between personal, social and environmental health. One of Sustainable Morehead’s initiatives is to offer area residents the opportunity to grow fresh vegetables even though they might not have their own space or adequate sun. Two reasons for encouraging gardening include the health benefits of eating locally grown organic vegetables and also less trucks transporting food means less pollution.

Sustainable Morehead manages two community gardens sites. One site is by the Recycling Center and the other at the intersection of Forest Hills Dr. and Jewell Ln. A fee of $20 per year is assessed for each garden plot.

This year Sustainable Morehead gardeners may choose to partner with Project Worth or garden on their own. Project Worth is an extension of Grow Appalachia ( a program dedicated to helping the residents of Appalachia rediscover the value of gardening organically for their own health and possibly for profit. Project Worth will provide free seeds, organic fertilizer, organic insecticides and information about gardening and food preservation to those who wish to participate in the program. Project Worth will order seeds and other gardening needs based on the size of each garden. Project Worth gardeners must attend six education meetings and keep a journal of gardening activity. A potluck dinner and community garden plot sign up (for Project Worth and/or Sustainable Morehead) meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church on Main St., Mar 19 at 6:00 p.m.

The Project Worth education meetings will be held on Mar 19, April 15, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17 and Oct 15. All meetings will be at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church on Main St. Area gardeners can sign up to receive seeds and organic fertilizer from Project Worth if they plant a garden on their own property also.

If you need more information or can’t attend the Mar. 19 meeting, call one of the numbers below.

More info: Sustainable Morehead’s gardens-Carolyn Franzini 783-1420 
Project Worth- Alex Sanders 776-4231