- Associated Press - Thursday, July 30, 2020

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - Repairs on a ferry between Kentucky and Missouri are nearing completion, and the service will likely remain closed until sometime Friday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

The Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky needed engine repairs and is awaiting tests on the engines by a factory representative. The tests were expected to be finished sometime Friday morning.

The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri. It provides a transportation link between Kentucky and Missouri for commuters and farmers, and is a tourist attraction for the region, the cabinet said Wednesday.

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

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