Hickory takes up little room in its eight roads between SR 45 and the railroad tracks. A rifle and a poultry plant employ more people at a Hickory address than live in the residential part of town. The town is mostly a sleepy offshoot of the corridor between I-24 and the Carroll Purchase Parkway.
Besides the two main industrial operations, there is an insulation distributor, a portable building maker, a water treatment plant, a sheet metal fabricator, a technical college, and the parking lot for the area's salt trucks.
America's oldest gunmaker, Remington, has four plant locations, one of them in Hickory, Kentucky.
Mid-Continent University describes itself as being between Paducah and Mayfield, which if it isn't Fulsomdale, West Viola, St. John's or Lone Oak, must be Hickory. In fact it is as close to Hickory as you can get, though it appears to technically be in Mayfield. The university looks extremely well kempt. Here's the water tower, first from the north looking south on the university. Then from the south looking north at the baseball fields.
A tiny post office for a tiny town. The USPS is the closest to a commercial operation that you might walk up to in visiting the town.
There's land for sale on the unbothered corner of town.
Another pleasant hickory trip. Next shop for hickory furniture or read about other towns named Hickory.