- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is western Kentucky is closing Friday for dredging operations and will be evaluated on a day-by-day basis.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the dredge is expected to be in the harbor for a couple of weeks. The ferry captain, Jeremy Newsom, says he hopes the ferry will only be closed a couple of days as the dredge works near the mouth of the harbor.

Updates on the status will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/Dorena-Hickman-Ferry-125266200830039/?fref=ts or https://www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict1/ . Motorists can also check by calling (731) 693-0210.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri.

Missouri and Kentucky are the only border states that aren’t directly connected by a road. The only direct route between the two states is the ferry.

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