Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Ferry between Kentucky, Missouri reopens after engine repair

Aug. 7, 2020 4:54 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that is the only direct route between Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after being out of service for several weeks while engine repairs were made. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopened Thursday afternoon on the regular summer operating schedule, the Kentucky Transportation...

Ferry between Kentucky, Missouri likely closed until Friday

Jul. 30, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — Repairs on a ferry between Kentucky and Missouri are nearing completion, and the service will likely remain closed until sometime Friday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky needed engine repairs and is awaiting tests on the engines by...

Roadbed collapse closes section of Mountain Parkway

Jul. 23, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — A section of the Mountain Parkway has closed indefinitely due to the collapse of the roadbed under the pavement, Kentucky transportation officials said. The westbound lanes of the roadway were closed Wednesday at milepost 35.8 in Powell County, just west of the Wolfe County line, a...

1 closed ferry resumes service, 2nd expected Saturday

Jul. 21, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — One of two ferries that had closed due to mechanical issues has reopened. The Cave-in-Rock Ferry, which carries about 500 vehicles daily across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois, reopened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Kentucky transportation officials said. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry,...

Highway map traces Kentucky's music culture

Jul. 20, 2020 4:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's latest official highway map is now available, and it includes specific routes highlighting the state's music culture. State transportation officials said the highway map has been a navigation aid for motorists since first published by the Transportation Cabinet in 1929....

Public feedback sought in transportation study

Jul. 15, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public feedback as part of a study on transportation issues in Mayfield. The study will look at safety and congestion issues in the western Kentucky city, according to a statement from the Transportation Cabinet. The goal is to identify...

Dorena-Hickman Ferry still closed between Kentucky, Missouri

Jun. 18, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — More work is needed on the out-of-service Dorena-Hickman Ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri, and it will probably remain out of service until this weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The ferry temporarily halted service Sunday due to a mechanical issue, the agency...

Kentucky Mountain Parkway expansion draws $55M federal grant

Jun. 17, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been awarded a $55.15 million federal grant to widen 11 miles of the Mountain Parkway, officials said. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will be used to create a four-lane corridor for drivers between Interstate 64 and Salyersville,...