Valley View Ferry cutting weekend service

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Valley View FerryBeginning Saturday, June 29, the Valley View Ferry will no longer operate on weekends and will cut weekday operations by two hours, operating from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. beginning July 1.

The ferry shuttles vehicles, under 24 feet long and under 24 tons of total weight, across the Kentucky River at Tates Creek Road at the Fayette, Jessamine and Madison County lines. The ferry is a free service and operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Citing a shortage of qualified operators, the Valley View Ferry Authority, which manages the ferry, said the reduction in hours was the result of one of the vessel’s two full-time captains resigning.

Once the organization is back to full staff, the regular hours could resume.

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