State Road in Knott County
to be named for Art Stamper
Knott County - May 19, 2003 ... The public is invited to a ceremony on Friday, May 30, at which State Route 550 from Hindman to the Perry County line will be officially named Arthur 'Art' Stamper Highway in honor of the Knott County
native and accomplished fiddler who has achieved national acclaim in the world of Bluegrass mucic.
Highway District 12 Chief
District Engineer Danl L Hall said that the ceremony will be
held at 1 p.m. at the Hindman
Hall said that Mr Stamper will be introduced at the ceremony by Mr Amburgey. Immediately following Mr Stamper's remarks, Hall will join the acclaimed musician in unveiling the official highway sign.
Art Stamper is one of
four sons and three daughters of the late Martha and Hiram Stamper.
His father was the first
He was a student at Terry
Grade School, Hindman High School, Robertson High School and
'finished up in the U S Army.
Among the talented Bluegrass
musicians with whom Stamper has worked over the years are Buster
Pack and the
In 1986, 1987 and 1988
he was named Fiddler of the Year in Nashville and estimates that
he has played in about 45
"We hope to have
a good crowd out to greet Mr Stamper", Hall said. "The
ceremony will be brief, because he has to
"We welcome all his family, friends and fans of Bluegrass music to join us on Friday afternoon, May 30".
Troublesome Creek Times ... Wednesday, May 21, 2003 ... page 3