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The Lucky Lady ferry between Rising Sun and Rabbit Hash gets final approval; dry run called a success

NKyTribune staff

Full House Resorts has announced that its Rising Star Casino Resort has received approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to operate its new ferry boat service between Rising Sun, Indiana, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

This is the final regulatory approval required to operate the ferryboat service.

The ferry was named the Lucky Lady following a contest that allowed the public to vote on the winning moniker.

The ferry service commenced a “trial period” over the weekend, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There was no charge to utilize the ferry during the trial period and boarding was accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free ferry service has been extended through Thursday, October 4.

Cars line up for this weekend’s dry run (provided photos).

When the ferry commences normal operations, the fare will be $5.00 per vehicle one-way, and $8.00 round-trip.

Casino customers will be reimbursed for their fare with qualifying play.

Full House resorts said in a statement that more than 150 vehicles utilized the 10-car ferry on Saturday in what Rising Star Casino described as a triumphant wet run.

The ferry terminal in Kentucky is near the intersection of Highway 18 (also known as McVille Road) and Lower River Road, adjoining River Ridge Park. This is approximately two miles north of Rabbit Hash and approximately 15 miles west of Florence, Kentucky and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. This location is in the Google Maps database as the Rising Star Casino Ferry.

The ferry terminal in Indiana is at The Links Golf Course at the Rising Star Casino Resort, just off Highway 56 in Rising Sun, Indiana.

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