Dorena-Hickman Ferry changing to winter hours


Associate Producer - Amanda Roberts

HICKMAN, Ky. - With the days getting shorter, commuters will have to be wary of the Dorena-Hickman Ferry's switch to their shortened winter operating hours.

Beginning this coming Sunday, October 13, the ferry's last run of the day out of Kentucky will be 5:15 p.m., and for Missouri the last run out will be 5:30 pm.

Because Kentucky and Missouri are not directly connected by a road or bridge, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry provides the only direct route between the bordering states. Without the shortened winter hours, ferry hours would have continued well after sundown.

For more info on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and a schedule of operating hours, click here.

Commuters can also check the operating status by calling (731) 693-0210 or by checking the KYTC Highway Facebook page.