Turkey Neck Bend Ferry in Monroe County Set to Temporarily Close
Bowling Green, Ky. (June 19, 2014)—The ferry barge on Ky. 214 in Monroe County is set to temporary close for inspection and maintenance for a 10-day period in July.
The ferry is scheduled to shutdown on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. and will reopen no later than July 28 at 6 a.m. Message boards are already in place to inform passing motorists. The closure will create a detour approximately 33 miles and 45 minutes long. The detour details are listed below. 
Motorists traveling from the Tompkinsville area:
·       Instead of turning onto Ky. 214 to head to the ferry, stay on Ky. 100 and take a right on Ky. 90. Stay on Ky. 90 into Burkesville. Then, take a right onto Ky. 61 which connects back to Ky. 214 or stay on Ky. 61 to continue south.
Motorists traveling toward the Tompkinsville area:
·       Instead of turning onto Ky. 214 to head to the ferry, stay on Ky. 61 to Burkesville and take a left onto Ky. 90. Then, follow Ky. 90 and take a left onto Ky. 100. Ky. 100 connects back into Ky. 214 or stay on Ky. 100 to head to Tompkinsville.
NEW Ferryboats in Kentucky 
(Includes Locations, Photos, River Crossing, Counties, Roads Connected, Fees, Schedules and Contact numbers)​
Cave in Rock Ferry
Cave in Rock Ferry
Connects KY to IL
Crittenden County, KY to Hardin County, IL
Connects KY 91 to IL 1
Across Ohio River

Ferry Operations Contact
Perry Newcom, Crittenden Co. Judge Executive
Ohio River Ferry Authority
107 South Main Street
Marion, KY 42064
Phone: (502) 965-5251
Fax: (502) 965-5252

Monthly ferry traffic count forms and guidance for state funded ferries:


To find tourist information on the ferryboat operations throughout the state and to find other sites and attractions to visit near the ferryboat operations, visit the Kentucky Department of Travel webpage to view the Visitor’s Guide Online or use the Interest Finder tool.

Contact Info

Division of Planning
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Fax: (502)564-2865
Email: Lynn Soporowski or
other points of contact.

Multimodal Freight Transportation Contact

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