Local News

Several people suffered slight injuries Saturday afternoon when the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat struck a barge on the Ohio River near Six Mile Island.

The vessel’s paddlewheel was damaged and the Belle had to be towed back to its downtown landing.

Waterfront Development Corporation Director David Karem tells the Courier-Journal that the Belle was pushed into the parked barge by strong winds as it was turning around during a midday excursion.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."