Ballard County

Ballard County, Kentucky

PO Box 145
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone: (270) 335-5168
Fax: (270) 335-3081

On western border, west of Paducah; organized Feb 15, 1842 from McCracken and Hickman counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Bland W. Ballard (1759-1853), professional Indian fighter and scout, army officer, and KY legislator

Area (sq mi):: 273.60 (land 251.16; water 22.44) Population per square mile: 33.00
Population 2005: 8,277 State rank: 107 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 8,286 (White 94.90%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $19,035; median household $32,130; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,124-$27,433
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The bodies of three people were pulled from Rolling Fork River on Sunday after their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters, a fourth person drowned in Carroll County after a four-wheeler overturned in high water, and a body was discovered in Ballard County near a car abandoned in a flooded ditch.
We serve all of Ballard County (population of entire county is around 8,000) and a portion of McCracken County (considered West McCracken County).
Ballard County is located in extreme western Kentucky, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Graduating as a valedictorian of his class from Ballard County High School in 1941, he received an appointment to the U.S.
Lorry Beth Wilson, the ILP administrator for Ballard County Schools, says the system fits with how students like to handle content.
For example, the Ballard County Economic and Industrial Development Board in Wickliffe, Ky., refused to disclose records showing how much the board receives and how it is spent.