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KENTUCKY (5/19/17) — As a reminder, the Cave-In-Rock Ferry plans to halt operation from noon to 3 p.m., CDT, on Saturday, May 20.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry will be closed from noon until 3 p.m., CDT, Saturday, to allow ferry employees to attend the funeral of Shirley Lewis. Shirley Lewis passed away Tuesday. Shirley and her husband, Lonnie, have operated the Cave-In-Rock Ferry for more than 20 years. Shirley served as business manager of the ferry and their farming operation.

Visitation for Shirley Lewis will be Friday, May 19, 2017, at Potters Church in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m., CDT, and on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m., CDT, with service starting at 1 p.m., at the church.

Again, the Cave-In-Rock Ferry will be closed from noon to 3 p.m., CDT, on Saturday, to allow ferry employees to attend the funeral of Shirley Lewis.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects Kentucky 91 with Illinois Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County and Hardin County, Illinois.

The ferry normally operates from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. central time, seven days a week. The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is at Ohio River navigation mile point 881.0.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.

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