Mill Ridge will be new street name for Kennedy Connector Project - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

City announces street name winner from online contest

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A street name was selected to tie a new section of Kennedy Avenue into I-71 South and Norwood Avenue as a part of Cincinnati's Kennedy Connector Project.

"Mill Ridge," ranked as the winner of four other names that were accessible through an online voting process, taking the majority of the votes by 30 percent. HB Stowe came in second place (24.9 percent) followed by the names Kennison (21.8 percent), Kennector (14.2 percent) and Wm. Brown (8.2 percent).

Mill Ridge was submitted by Brian Powers, Pleasant Ridge resident and Reference Librarian in the Genealogy and Local History Department at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

"Mill gives the name a sense of history while ‘Ridge' gives it a sense of location," said Powers.

Mill Ridge commemorates the former Cincinnati Milacron facilities that existed at the road site and Madison Road. Workers often called the factory "The Mill" as a nickname.

Jared McFaddin, Construction Engineer for the Kennedy Connector Project says that the process has been a great way to engage the public.

"We have been able to build awareness about the project and have some fun at the same time," said McFadden. "Now, we just need to order the street signs."

The City will add a road designation and place signs for the new street in the next few weeks.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler hosts special Olympics

    Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler hosts special Olympics

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:13:30 GMT
    UT-Tyler athletics hosting special olympics on Monday night.UT-Tyler athletics hosting special olympics on Monday night.

    The UT-Tyler Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its second annual special Olympics with swoop on Monday night. Numerous Patriot athletes took time out of their normal practice and school routine to participate in the event and give kids a night of fun they normally don't experience.

    More >>

    The UT-Tyler Student Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its second annual special Olympics with swoop on Monday night. Numerous Patriot athletes took time out of their normal practice and school routine to participate in the event and give kids a night of fun they normally don't experience.

    More >>
  • Chapel Hill officially hires Jason Hooker

    Chapel Hill officially hires Jason Hooker

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:08:51 GMT
    Jason Hook officially hired at Chapel Hill.Jason Hook officially hired at Chapel Hill.

    A new era of Chapel Hill football will begin this fall. Jason Hooker's hiring became official at Monday night's CHISD board meeting. Hooker, who comes over from Brownsboro, is replacing Thomas Sitton as head coach and athletic director.

    More >>

    A new era of Chapel Hill football will begin this fall. Jason Hooker's hiring became official at Monday night's CHISD board meeting. Hooker, who comes over from Brownsboro, is replacing Thomas Sitton as head coach and athletic director.

    More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Blake Lynch impressing during Baylor spring practices

    Sports WebXtra: Blake Lynch impressing during Baylor spring practices

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:02:09 GMT
    Matt Rhule is excited about Lynch's progress.Matt Rhule is excited about Lynch's progress.

    Former Baylor standouts Mount Pleasant product KD Cannon and Linden-Kildare native Shock Linwood will get their chance on April 5th to workout in front of NFL scouts and personnel during the Bears Pro Day. In the meantime, new head coach Matt Rhule is trying to lay the foundation of a program that can compete for a Big 12 title in 2017

    More >>

    Former Baylor standouts Mount Pleasant product KD Cannon and Linden-Kildare native Shock Linwood will get their chance on April 5th to workout in front of NFL scouts and personnel during the Bears Pro Day. In the meantime, new head coach Matt Rhule is trying to lay the foundation of a program that can compete for a Big 12 title in 2017

    More >>
Powered by Frankly