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Cave-in-Rock Ferry reduced hours begin July 1

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WSIL -- The Cave-in-Rock Ferry that crosses the Ohio River between Cave-in-Rock, IL, and Marion, KY, will reduce operating hours starting July 1, 2018.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has entered into an agreement with the Crittenden County Fiscal Court to fund Cave-In-Rock Ferry's operations through Sept. 30, 2018. The Illinois Department of Transportation has also matched funds for the same three-month timeframe. The temporary agreement provides funding to meet operational expenses of the ferry while a long-term agreement is evaluated.  Meanwhile, ferry operating hours will go from 16 hours to 12 hours each day, effective Sunday, July 1, 2018.

The ferry will continue to operate seven days a week with service beginning at 6:00 a.m. from the Illinois shore with the final departure from the Illinois landing at 5:40 p.m. The last run from the Kentucky Landing will be at 5:50 p.m.

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with Illinois Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, Kentucky, and Hardin County, Illinois. The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

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