CINCINNATI (AP) - A paddlewheel riverboat that has been a landmark on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky will be moved from its moorings by the beginning of the year, its future uncertain.

CINCINNATI (AP) A paddlewheel riverboat that has been a landmark on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky will be moved from its moorings by the beginning of the year, its future uncertain.

The iconic Mike Fink paddlewheel riverboat was home to the popular Mike Fink Restaurant for 40 years before it closed its doors in 2008.

It has been vacant since, and The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1bzMffh) that it will be moved following talks between the city of Covington, Ky., and its owner, Jimmy Bernstein.

Bernstein says he hopes the move is only temporary but has no concrete renovations plans yet.

Neighbors in the stately Licking River Historic District in Covington had complained that the boat had fallen into disrepair and trapped debris from the river.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com