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.