Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Ky. reopens

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HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky has reopened.
   
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said Wednesday the ferry had closed to a mechanical issue that would take until late Thursday to resolve. The cabinet said Thursday afternoon the ferry was back open.
   
The ferry connects Kentucky 1354 at Hickman, Ky., with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, Mo. Kentucky and Missouri are the only border states that aren't directly connected by a road, leaving the ferry as the only direct route between the two states.
   
The cabinet says truck traffic has increased recently on the ferry because of the work zone on the U.S. 51/U.S. 60/U.S. 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill.

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