Ohio River ferry between Kentucky, Illinois reducing hours

MARION, Ky. (AP) — The Cave-in-Rock Ferry between Illinois and Kentucky is reducing its operating hours.

The ferry crosses the Ohio River between Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, and Marion, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said starting this week, ferry operating hours will drop from 16 hours to 12 hours each day. The cabinet said it has entered into an agreement with the Crittenden County Fiscal Court to fund the ferry's operations through Sept. 30, and the Illinois Department of Transportation has matched funds for the same period, while a long-term agreement is evaluated.

The ferry will continue to operate seven days a week with service beginning at 6 a.m. from the Illinois shore and the final Illinois departure at 5:40 p.m. The last run from the Kentucky Landing will be at 5:50 p.m.

The ferry carries about 500 vehicles per day on average.

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