Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopening after engine maintenance

Dorena Hickman Ferry

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri is reopening after a one-day closure for engine maintenance. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the work was completed earlier than expected, allowing the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to reopen Thursday morning. Capt. Jeremy Newsom had anticipated the closure to last for a few days. The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Kentucky, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Missouri. It is the only direct route between the two states.