Ballard County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Ballard County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 437 Ohio St, Wickliffe, 42087 KY
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Phone: 270-335-3561
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Ballard County Sheriff's Office is located at 437 Ohio St, Wickliffe, 42087 KY. The Ballard County Sheriff's Office phone number is 270-335-3561.

Ballard County Sheriff's Office News

Attached is a picture of a pendant. We are searching for the owner of this pendant. If you happen to recognize it, we would encourage you to please call the Ballard County Sheriff's Office at (270)335-3561, or send us a Facebook message. Thank you

It is with great sadness that we share of the passing of Fulton County Sheriff Robby Woods. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Woods family, as well as, the FCSO and first responders of Fulton County.

1999 Buick Century passenger car. 194,319 miles. Starts with a boost. Runs great!! Front windshield needs replaced. Body damage, as pictured, to hood and passenger's side windshield post. This vehicle will be sold in a sealed bid auction. Bids may be submitted at the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. Bids will be opened on July 2, 2018. The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any and all bids. SOLD AS IS.

1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck. 212,166 miles. Starts with a boost. Runs great!! Driver's side window and driver's side vent window are broken out. This vehicle will be sold in a sealed bid auction. Bids may be submitted at the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. Bids will be opened on July 2, 2018. The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any and all bids. SOLD AS IS.

Two man Kayak style boat. This item will be sold in a sealed bid auction. Bids may be submitted at the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. Bids will be opened on July 2, 2018. The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any and all bids. SOLD AS IS.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 4X4 pickup. 147,000 miles. Starts and runs great!! Body is in great shape other than some damage to the back bumper and tailgate, as pictured. The interior is in EXCELLENT shape. This vehicle will be sold in a sealed bid auction. Bids may be submitted at the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. Bids will be opened on July 2, 2018. The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any and all bids. SOLD AS IS.

2002 Chevrolet Suburban, 258,000 miles, runs and starts with a boost. Body is in good shape. Jasper transmission. This vehicle will be sold in a sealed bid auction. Bids may be submitted at the Ballard County Sheriff's Office. Bids will be opened on July 2, 2018. The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any and all bids. SOLD AS IS.

The Ballard County Sheriff's Office takes children every year to the Kentucky Sheriff's Boy's and Girl's Ranch in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. We are allotted 5 girl and 5 boy spots for our county. There is absolutely no cost for children to go to this camp. The boys camp will be from Sunday, July 8, 2018, through Friday, July 13, 2018. The girls camp will be from July 15, 2018 through July 20, 2018. The main stipulation is that children be from a medium to low income family and be 8-11 years old. Every child that goes will be picked up on Sunday and driven to camp by the Sheriff's Office and then returned back to their homes on Friday, the last day of camp. If you have a boy or girl that would like to go to this camp please call the Sheriff's Office so that we can get the proper paperwork filled out in time for them to go. Our office number is (270) 335-3561. Please visit the KY Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch Facebook page for more information. Thank you, Carey Batts Ballard County Sheriff

BRIDGE CLOSURE US 60/62 BRIDGE AT CAIRO Alexander County, Illinois Mississippi County, Missouri Location – Cairo, IL The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Cairo area that the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed. The closures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. extending through Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., and Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. extending through Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The bridge will be open to all traffic from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. each night. Crews will be performing required annual safety inspection of the structure.

Highway 1105 between Barlow and Oscar is now open.

U.S. 51, linking Wickliffe and Cairo, Illinois, will be opening within the next two hours. Carey Batts, Ballard County Sheriff

Ballard County KY 1105 is CLOSED at the 5 to 6mm between Bandana and Barlow- signs posted US 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge between KY and IL is CLOSED Due Floodwaters Covering the KY Approach Levee at the 7mm- (Estimated to remain closed until Saturday or Sunday, March 10 or 11) US 51 has High Water signs posted at the 0.0mm at the Ballard-Carlisle Co. Line South of Wickliffe

We have been informed that Highway 51 will be closing at 6:00 p.m. this evening. The closure will be between Wickliffe and Cairo, Illinois. The duration of the road closure is anticipated to be approximately 5 days, "give or take", until the water falls off of the roads surface. Carey Batts Ballard County Sheriff

Traffic ADVISORY The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has posted "High Water" signs along US 51 near the 7 mile marker just off the Kentucky end of the US 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge between Wicklife, KY, and Cairo, IL. Floodwaters have been creeping onto the edge of the pavement along a section of the levee leading out to the bridge. The Cairo Gauge was showing 55.3 ft. at 9:00 p.m. The forecast indicates the river will go to 55 ft. by about 6:00 a.m., on Saturday. High Water signs have also been posted along US 51 south of Wickliffe at the Ballard-Carlisle County Line where floodwaters are also creeping onto the edge of the pavement. KY Transportation personnel will continue to regularly monitor floodwaters at both of these locations. Appropriate caution is required when traveling on highways were floodwaters may make their way onto the driving surface. The KY Highway Water Over Road Report is available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict1.

We have received many questions regarding the flooding situation and the potential closing of U.S. 51 between Wickliffe and Cairo, Illinois. The latest update that I have been informed is that the roadway should be open at least through the early to late evening hours. Crews are assessing the situation. The current situation, as we have been told, is that the roadway is likely to be open at least until tomorrow. At this time, it is hard for them to predict whether it "may" close tomorrow, but they are keeping a careful watch on it. When the water first begins to cross the road the Kentucky State Highway Department will place signs showing that water is crossing the road, but it will continue to remain open until the depth of the water becomes too deep for traffic to cross safely. At this time, U.S. 51 between Wickliffe and Bardwell also remains open. Listed below is a link that you can follow to try to stay informed of the current road flooding situation in Ballard County, as well as other counties. I will try to keep you informed as we gain any pertinent new information. Thank you, Carey Batts Ballard County Sheriff

Historically we have answered a number of income tax refund scams this time of year. This is an article addressing some of these scams.

Yesterday, February 23, 2018, the Ballard County Sheriff's Office assisted Ballard County Schools with some LOCKDOWN/INTRUDER drills. These drills were only conducted with the Middle School and High School students. We also participated in a group meeting and LOCKDOWN/INTRUDER drillwith all of the Elementary School and Preschool staff after school. These drills and meetings were conducted, with care and caution, in an effort to try to reduce harm in the rare chance that something like this might occur in Ballard County. Among other things, children were taught active shooter protocol, including how to remove themselves from a bad situation. Following the drills, the teachers were asked to speak with the children about the drill and what they might do had this been a reality. I was encouraged by the responses that the children had following the drill. Yes, they took the drill a little more serious than they probably took previous drills. They literally "thought" about what was going on this time. All of the classrooms excelled in this exercise of "reducing harm" this time. I am encouraged to believe that this exercise has equipped our children to be better prepared to act in the rare circumstance that this occurs at our school in the future. The school administration handled these drills with care, in a manner that made our children think. This morning it is my belief that our children went to school, not afraid, but feeling empowered to believe that they know what to do if such an occurrence happened here. It is sad that our world has arrived at a point where it is necessary to educate our children to be prepared for this kind of event, but we also won't sit by idly and not have our children equipped with the knowledge to protect themselves. Please feel free to call Ballard County Schools at (270)665-8400 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank You, Carey Batts Ballard County Sheriff

Ballard County Courthouse is closed tomorrow.

No school tomorrow in Ballard County.