About a month ago, my Dad and his classmates held their 50th high school reunion. One of Dad's classmates is Larry Daniel from Hartford. He grew up close to where I-165, formerly the Green River Parkway, formerly the William H. Natcher Parkway was constructed. He shared these incredible photos of the parkway's construction. 

Larry Daniel/History of Ohio County, Kentucky/Facebook

The Green River Parkway opened in December of 1972.

Larry Daniel/History of Ohio County, Kentucky/Facebook

Although the name William H. Natcher has disappeared from the parkway itself. There is a new sign as you head south, not far out of Owensboro, that reads "William H. Natcher Expressway".

Larry Daniel/History of Ohio County, Kentucky/Facebook

In the picture description, Daniel says the photos were taken on a Kodachrome 64. They look fantastic. He also says the land by the parkway was strip-mined which I didn't know.