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‘Veterans’ Park’ is most popular name for Oddville Avenue park

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By Donald Richie

The contest to name the park on Oddville Avenue is over and a winner has been named.

Out of the 11 entries, Veteran’s Park came out as winner with the most votes - 269 to be exact.

The recreation task force of the Harrison County Tomorrow project came up with the idea to have a contest to name the park and nominations were taken over the summer.

“Because it’s a public park, we wanted the public to have a chance to vote on it,” said committee member Kristin Grenier.

The nominees were released and voting began about six weeks ago.

The committee received 1,459 votes from the community. Votes came in as e-mails and from the ballots placed at various locations in Cynthiana.

Grenier said Sgt. 1st Class (retired) and Mrs. Gary Palmer had suggested the name to honor all the veterans who have come and gone.

“If we honor the memory of one individual by naming the park for him or her then we dishonor all the others who may be just as deserving,” the nomination said.

Grenier said the name won by a considerable margin.

With the contest over, Grenier said the next step will be coming up with signage for the new name. Of course, that depends on gaining formal approval from the city and county governments.