After over a month of being closed, a ferry running between Misosuri and Kentucky is back open once again. Back in June the Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed down due to the high level of the Mississippi River. It was the second closing period the ferry experienced this year, with the first being due to an issue with the vessel's engine. The ferry stretches from Dorena, MO to Hickman, KY, connecting Missouri Routes A and 77 with KY 1354.
Bridge repairs will be performed today in Scott County, MO. The Missouri Department of Transportation will be working on a bridge at Miner Exit 67 in Scott County, and will reduce southbound I-55 in the area to one lane. As long as weather allows, crews will be performing this work from 7 this morning to 4:30 this afternoon. Drivers travelling in the area are of course encouraged to utilize caution and to watch for road signs marking the work zone.
Trees are down all across southeast Missouri thanks to recent spouts of severe weather. In Advance, several trees were reported knocked over by the ferocity of the wind, one of which landed on a house and the First Pentecostal Church, where a prayer service was in session at the time. A camper was even reportedly seen being blown over by high winds, on Highway 91 in Advance. In Cape Girardeau, Big Bend Road was blocked by a fallen tree. At this time no injuries have been reported as a result of the weather.
In the wake of Monday night's neighborhood roll call at the intersection of Henderson and Butler Streets in Cape Girardeau, the Cape Police Department is happy to report positive reaction to the meetings. Members of the Cape Girardeau PD have been meeting with local residents for a couple of months now, and police say that it's easy to see that the relationship between townspeople and the local police is becoming stronger thanks to the roll calls. According to Lt. Rodney Barker, he believes that the roll calls have given people a new perspective on what the police actually does in ...