CAVE-IN-ROCK – After providing notice Monday it would halt service indefinitely after the experation of a two-year contract, the Cave-in-Rock Ferry will now remain open with service continuing on the normal schedule starting Wednesday.
In a posting on the ferry’s Facebook page, ferry operator Lonnie Lewis indicated a tentative contract agreement means the ferry will remain in service on the regular operating schedule. Details of the agreement with Crittenden County, KY officials are set to be released today.
The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is jointly funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Department of Transportation through the Ohio River Ferry Authority. It connects KY 91 with ILLINOIS Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, KY, and Hardin County, IL.