UPDATE: Valley View Ferry reopens

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Valley View Ferry

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry reopened on a regular schedule Wednesday after being closed due to high water conditions on the Kentucky River.

The paddlewheel ferry shuttles vehicles across the river between Jessamine  and Madison counties.

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The Valley View Ferry is located on the Kentucky River at Tates Creek Rd (KY-169) at the Fayette, Jessamine and Madison County line.

From Lexington (Fayette County) intersection of Tates Creek Rd and New Circle Rd, take KY-1974 South (Tates Creek Rd) for approximately 11 miles to the Kentucky River.

From Nicholasville (Jessamine County) intersection of Main St and Richmond Ave, take KY-169 South for approximately 10 miles to the Kentucky River.


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From Richmond (Madison County) intersection of W Main St and Tates Creek Rd, take KY-169 North for approximately 13 miles to the Kentucky River.

The Valley View Ferry is a free service.  It operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

The ferry is managed by the Valley View Ferry Authority, composed of citizens and government officials from the three counties served.