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Voting under way for new name of Newtown Pike extension

Lexingtonians may vote on a name for the Newtown Pike extension by going to the city's Web site.

Several weeks ago, the city asked residents to submit possible names for the new street, and more than 560 names were suggested.

The city's addressing committee Friday cut the list to five finalists:

 Bolivar Street

 Equestrian Boulevard

 Mary Todd Lincoln Boulevard

 Millennium Road

 Oliver Lewis Way

Lewis, an African-American jockey and native of Lexington, won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875.

Voting will continue until 3 p.m. Friday.

To vote, go to Lexingtonky.gov and click on the "Newtown Extension — name it" icon.

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