GRETHEL – Kentucky Route 3380. also known as Tinker Fork, a road located along Route 979 or Mud Creek, was recently named after local hero Homer Hamilton. Tinker Fork will now be known as Homer Hamilton WWII – Purple Heart Memorial Highway.
Friends, family, and local leaders gathered to celebrate Hamilton, who worked for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contributed to his community in Floyd County.
Hamilton was among those who helped to build and start the Mud Creek Volunteer Fire Department. The department is still in service today and has two stations along Route 979.
Hamilton’s children hosted a banquet after the ceremony memorializing the local hero’s legacy of generosity and selflessness.
“It is an honor and means everything to me and my brother Dean,” Charlotte Frasure said. “We will never forget this honor bestowed on our father and his legacy.”
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.