Rising Star Casino Resort to launch Ferry Boat Service in July

Rising Star Casino Resort today announced a naming contest for the Ferry Boat, which will begin service later this summer. The $1.7 million project will run Ferry Boat service from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky to Rising Sun, Indiana. The ferry boat service will shorten travel from Boone County, Kentucky to Rising Sun, Indiana from a one-hour drive to a ferry ride that will take a few minutes.

The naming contest will be held from June 1 through July 2 with suggestions accepted at RisingStarCasino.com or on the Rising Star Casino Resort Facebook page. 

  • M.S. Rising Star: Stars have been used for guidance for centuries. Let M.S. Rising Star guide you to riches. 
  • M.S. Fortune: We like to think we’re “pun-ny.” Let M.S. Fortune transport you to more money.
  • The Mildred II: Water transportation was crucial for economy.
  • The M.S. Goofy: Goofy was the first elected dog mayor of Rabbit Hash. 
  • The Perseverance: Rabbit Hash and Rising Sun have so much beauty and heritage, and it’s all thanks to the “Perseverance” of the local communities and their efforts to preserve the history of the towns. 
  • The John James: John James officially established Rising Sun as a town in 1816. 
  • The Samuel Fulton: Samuel Fulton was an early settler of Rising Sun, and the uncle of the steamboat inventor, Robert Fulton. 
  • Boaty McFerry: Hey, if they can name a boat “Boaty McBoatface” we can have “Boaty McFerry.” 
  • The Queen of Diamonds: Let The Queen of Diamonds reign and she will lead you to winnings.
  • M.S. Lucky Lady: Luck will be a Lady tonight if you name the ferry after her.
  • M.S. Faerie: Faeries are known for their magic. Maybe they’ll show up and help you in the casino if you name the ferry after them.
  • Customer Write in Option: Our guests know best. Submit the name you think should be the winner.

“The Ferry Boat Service will enhance our guest experience at Rising Start Casino Resort,” said Dan Lee, CEO of Full House Resorts. “Our intention is to use the Ferry Boat to drive traffic to the beautiful town of Rising Sun and Rabbit Hash while providing more convenient access to our casino amenties from gaming, dining, golf and our hotels.”

Once the Ferry Boat service is launched, it will run every 15 minutes, seven days per week (8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Sunday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday) and have a capacity of 10 vehicles. Cost for a Ferry ride will be $5 for one-way and $8 for round-trip with monthly passes available. 

Location of the Ferry Boat Docks

The Ferry Boat dock location in Rising Sun, Indiana is located minutes from Rising Star Casino Resort.  Click here  for the exact location on Google maps.

The Ferry Boat dock location in Rising Sun, Indiana is located minutes from Rising Star Casino Resort. Click here for the exact location on Google maps.

The Ferry Boat dock location in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is located minutes from the Rabbit Hash General Store on Route 18.  Click here  for the exact location on Google maps.

The Ferry Boat dock location in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is located minutes from the Rabbit Hash General Store on Route 18. Click here for the exact location on Google maps.

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