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Uber Ballard County, Kentucky

uber Ballard, Kentucky

What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Ballard County, Kentucky It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available !  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Ballard County, Kentucky Just think about traveling to Ballard County, Kentucky for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in 

The following steps will make using Uber in Ballard County, Kentucky a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Ballard County, Kentucky.
  2. Verify how many Uber Ballard County, Kentuckycars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Ballard County, Kentucky
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Ballard County, Kentucky area and are can pickup riders that are in your current neighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Ballard County, Kentucky area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Cities in Ballard County

Ballard County, Kentucky Information:

Ballard County, Kentucky
Ballard County Courthouse in Wickliffe
Map of Kentucky highlighting Ballard County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Named for Bland Ballard
Seat Wickliffe
Largest city La Center
 • Total 274 sq mi (710 km2)
 • Land 247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 9.9%
 • (2010) 8,249
 • Density 33/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Ballard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,249. Its county seat is Wickliffe. The county was created by the Kentucky State Legislature in 1842 and is named for Captain Bland Ballard, a soldier, statesman, and member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Ballard is a prohibition or dry county.

Ballard County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Lynchings
      • 1.1.1 C.J. Miller
      • 1.1.2 Tom Hall
  • 2 Geography
    • 2.1 State protected area
    • 2.2 Adjacent counties
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Politics
    • 4.1 Voter Registration
    • 4.2 Statewide Elections
  • 5 Communities
  • 6 Notable residents
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References


Ballard County was formed from portions of Hickman County and McCracken County. It was named for Bland Ballard (1761–1853), a Kentucky pioneer and soldier who served as a scout for General George Rogers Clark during the American Revolutionary War, and later commanded a company during the War of 1812. On February 17, 1880, the courthouse was destroyed by a fire, which also destroyed most of the county's early records. The county seat was transferred from Blandville to Wickliffe in 1882.


Ballard County has a history of racial violence, dating back to the 19th century.

C.J. Miller[edit]

The journalist and civil rights leader Ida B. Wells, in her 1895 pamphlet A Red Record, details the gruesome death of C.J. Miller, an African-American traveling near Ballard County.

On Wednesday, July 5, 1893, Two girls, Mary and Ruby Ray, were found murdered outside their home, near Wickliffe. Few clues were left except a blue coat at the crime scene. As news of the murders spread, search parties noticed a white man hiding in a nearby cornfield, who ran after being fired upon. A bloodhound picked up the scent of the man in the cornfield, and tracked him to a ferry that ran between Wickliffe and Birds Point, Missouri. The ferry operator, Frank Gordon, said that he had one passenger that evening, who had been either white or possibly "a very bright mulatto." The bloodhound picked up the scent of the suspect on the Missouri shore, but could not track him further inland.

On Thursday, July 6, in Sikeston, Missouri, C.J. Miller, an African-American traveler from Springfield, Illinois, had a verbal and physical altercation with a train brakesman at a train depot, for which Miller was arrested by Sikeston authorities late that morning. Upon noticing Miller was wearing a blue vest without any coat, and that Miller had rings inscribed with the first names of the two girls in his possession, the sheriff in Sikeston telegraphed the sheriff in Ballard County that he had his suspect in custody. However, no rings were ever taken into evidence.

The Ballard County sheriff, without an arrest warrant, and "a posse of thirty well-armed and determined Kentuckians," chartered a train Thursday evening and traveled to Sikeston to apprehend Miller, who professed to have never visited the state of Kentucky, from the Sikeston jail and extradite him to Kentucky. On Friday morning, the Ballard County sheriff sought out Gordon to see if he could identify Miller as the man he transported to Missouri on Wednesday evening. Gordon said that Miller was not the man he transported. After the Ballard County sheriff threatened Gordon with arrest on charges of complicity to murder, Gordon recanted his prior statements and said that Miller was the man he had ferried across the Mississippi River. While Gordon and the search parties who spotted the suspect in the woods noted that the suspect was white, the Cairo Evening Telegram noted that Miller was, in Wells' words, "a dark brown skinned man, with kinky hair, 'neither yellow nor white.'" The Ballard County sheriff released Miller to the custody of the mob, who prepared to lynch Miller.

The father of the two murdered girls protested at what was about to take place, certain that their murderer was a white man and still free, and that an innocent man was about to be killed in the name of justice. Miller was transported to the county seat of Ballard County and on Friday, July 7, 1893, Miller made his final pleas of innocence to the mob. Even as "numbers of rough, drunken men crowded into [Miller's] cell" to coerce a confession from Miller, he still proclaimed his innocence, stating "burning and torture here lasts but a little while, but if I die with a lie on my soul, I shall be tortured forever. I am innocent." At 3:00 that afternoon, a heavy log chain, weighing over one hundred pounds, was placed around Miller's neck, and he was dragged through the streets of the county seat and suspended from a telegraph pole. Miller was then raised with a stick and allowed to drop, breaking Miller's neck. Members of the armed, drunken crowd then shot Miller repeatedly. Miller's body was suspended for two hours, after which his fingers and toes were cut off by Ballard Countians as souvenirs, and Miller's body was burned in the streets.

Wells concludes "it is the honest and sober belief of many who witnessed the scene that an innocent man has been barbarously and shockingly put to death in the glare of the 19th century civilization, by those who profess to believe in Christianity, law and order."

Tom Hall[edit]

On October 15, 1903, a mob organized near Wickliffe and the county jailer surrendered the keys to the Ballard County jail, to the mob. Tom Hall, a black man, accused of the critical wounding of a white man near Kevil on October 11, was lynched and left partially naked, suspended from a tree in Wickliffe. Tom Hall professed his innocence in the shooting, which occurred after a disagreement between two white men and a group of black men; Hall stated he was an innocent bystander wounded by crossfire.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 274 square miles (710 km2), of which 247 square miles (640 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (9.9%) is water.

State protected area[edit]

Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve is a 458 acres (1.85 km2) nature preserve located in Ballard County, in the Barlow Bottoms. The preserve is part of the 3,000-acre (12 km2) Axe Lake Swamp wetlands complex which supports at least eight rare plant and animal species. The site has been recognized as a priority wetland in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Adjacent counties[edit]

  • Pulaski County, Illinois (north) – across the Ohio River
  • McCracken County (east)
  • Carlisle County (south)
  • Mississippi County, Missouri (southwest) – across the Mississippi River
  • Alexander County, Illinois (west) – across the Ohio River


Historical population
Census Pop. %±
1850 5,496 —
1860 8,692 58.2%
1870 12,576 44.7%
1880 14,378 14.3%
1890 8,390 -41.6%
1900 10,761 28.3%
1910 12,690 17.9%
1920 12,045 -5.1%
1930 9,910 -17.7%
1940 9,480 -4.3%
1950 8,545 -9.9%
1960 8,291 -3.0%
1970 8,276 -0.2%
1980 8,798 6.3%
1990 7,902 -10.2%
2000 8,286 4.9%
2010 8,249 -0.4%
Est. 2014 8,240 -0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

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