dorena-hickman ferry

6:20 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Returns


The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, after being closed for nearly two months. The ferry closed November 18th, with officials thinking it would be out of operation for a few weeks. Instead, the closure lasted over two months.

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2:13 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Closed for Repairs


The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is closed for maintenance until further notice.

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11:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Shut Down Wednesday

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The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting western Kentucky with southeast Missouri will be out of service early Wednesday for required maintenance.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said normal operations should resume by 1 p.m.

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7:30 am
Fri November 30, 2012

No Commercial Trucks Allowed on KY Ferry


Commercial trucks are not being allowed on a ferry that is the only route between Kentucky and Missouri. The detour is about 80 miles for trucks traveling between the two states. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Dorena-Hickman Ferry restriction is because of the low water level of the Mississippi River.

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Roads & Highways
3:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Dorena-Hickman Reopens to Semi Traffic

Dorena-Hickman Ferry

A ferry that carries traffic between western Kentucky and southeast Missouri has reopened to loaded semi trucks. Dorena-Hickman Ferry officials say Mississippi River water levels have returned to near normal levels following a summer drought. The ferry was closed from June 23 to Aug. 8 due to low river levels.

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