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Edward T. Breathitt
Pennyrile Parkway

The Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway runs north-south in Central Kentucky. This parkway runs from Henderson to Hopkinsville. From Henderson to near Nortonville, this parkway is signed as Interstate 69. The section from the Western Kentucky Parkway, near Nortonville, to Interstate 24, near Hopkinsville, is signed to eventually become Interstate 169.


BGS on SB Pennyrile Pkwy.

Like interstates, the exits are numbered. The entire has not route number marked on it.

The 2002 Kentucky State Map shows the Pennyrile Pkwy from Henderson to the Western KY Pkwy as being in the works to become part of I-69. South of Hopkinsville, the state map shows the future extention of the parkway to Interstate 24.

A contract for the first stage of the extention has been awarded. The first section will go from ALT. U.S. Rt. 41 to BY-PASS U.S. Rt. 68. This will cost $25 million to build. It will be 1.8 miles in length. The parkway will eventually connect to I-24.*

The ETB Pennyrile Pkwy. crosses the following interstates in Kentucky.

Interstate 69, at Henderson.
Interstate 69, near Nortonville.

NB Pennyrile at I-69.

Interstate 169, near Nortonville.
Interstate 24, near Hopkinsville.
Interstate 169, near Hopkinsville.

The ETB Pennyrile Pkwy. crosses the following parkways.
John James Audubon Parkway, at Henderson.

A BGS on NB Pennyrile a half mile from the Audubon.

A BGS a quarter mile from the Audubon.

Wendall H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, near Nortonville.

NB Pennyrile at I-69.


NB Pennyrile south of KY St Rt 351.

NB Pennyrile north of the Audubon Pkwy.

SB Pennyrile at the Audubon Pkwy.

NB Pennyrile north of KY St Rt 425.

NB Pennyrile at KY St Rt 425.

NB Pennyrile south of KY St Rt 425.

NB Pennyrile north of KY St Rt 416.

NB Pennyrile at KY St Rt 416.

SB Pennyrile near Robards.

NB Pennyrile south of KY St Rt 416.

NB Pennyrile at the Webster/Henderson County Line.

NB Pennyrile near Sebree.

NB Pennyrile north of KY St Rt 56.

SB Pennyrile at KY 56.

NB Pennyrile at KY St Rt 56.

NB Pennyrile south of KY St Rt 56.

NB Pennyrile near Onton.

NB Pennyrile north of KY St Rt 147.

NB Pennyrile north of KY St Rt 138.

NB Pennyrile south of KY St Rt 138.

SB marker.

SB Pennyrile near KY 281.

SB Pennyrile at KY Sec. 2171.

A guide marker on NB U.S. Rt. 41.

SB Pennyrile near the Western Kentucky Pkwy.

SB Pennyrile at the Western Kentucky Pkwy.

A BGS on NB I-69/EB WKY Pkwy.

A BGS on EB WKY Pkwy.

A BGS on EB WKY Pkwy.

SB Pennyrile south of I-69/WKY Pkwy.

SB Pennyrile north at U.S. Rt. 62.

A set of guide markers on EB U.S. Rt. 62.

SB Pennyrile near Empire.

SB Pennyrile north of Hopkinsville.

SB Pennyrile at KY Sec 1682.

Truck traffic from U.S. Rt. 41 is directed onto the Pennyrile to avoid Downtown Hopkinsville.

Mileage chart on SB Pennyrile at Hopkinsville.

SB Pennyrile south of U.S. Rt. 68.

Near the southern end of the parkway.

Marker for the southern end.

Looking at the final interchange on the Pennyrile.

The final town exits on SB Pennyrile. Plus the start of the NB pavement. Note the start of the NB lanes. A future extention is notes on the state highway map.

The interchange with ALT U.S. Rt. 41 is the end to the Pennyrile Pkwy.

SB Pennyrile ends in a cloverleaf ramp to ALT U.S. Rt. 41.

All traffic is forced off here. ALT. U.S. Rt. 41 takes traffic to I-24 about 9 miles to the south.

* "State to extend Pennyrile" 6 May 2006 Evansville Courier-Press; Evansville, Indiana

30 January 2019