Ferry funding

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Motorcyclists board the Dorena-Hickman Ferry at Dorena for a ride to Hickman, Ky., across the Mississippi River. The old barge, pictured, will be replaced with a new, larger barge to be purchased with stimulus funding while the tugboat, pictured to the right of the barge, will get larger engines thanks to Rural Development funding. (Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)

Grant will help ferry better serve area

DORENA -- Stimulus and Rural Development funding will enable the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to better serve the area -- including commercial interests.

The ferry operation, which links Missouri at Dorena and Hickman, Ky., across the Mississippi River, was recently approved for $957,500 in federal grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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