There are 5 US Post Offices in Ballard County serving a total of 6,125 residents equating to 1,225 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 9,776 packages are handled across the 5 county post offices annually. 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."