Western Ky. ferry closing for repairs

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:45 AM

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A Mississippi River ferry that connects western Kentucky to Missouri is ceasing operations for repairs.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is heading to a dry dock for barge repairs.

Ferry Capt. Ed Floyd says he doesn't know how long the repairs will take. The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

The ferry is a transportation link for commuters but also serves as a tourist attraction for the region.

The Transportation Cabinet says Missouri and Kentucky are the only border states in the U.S. that are not directly connected by a road. The ferry is the only connection.

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