Walk Through History


In summer 2008, CKAG members painted “A Walk  Through History”. The pieces of art were painted on 6’x4’ MDO board in acrylic  and were mounted on nine concrete panels in front of the city hall parking lot.  The completed panels were unveiled on May 9, 2009. The following CKAG artists  were selected to paint the panels. The Elizabethtown/Hardin County Heritage  Council supplied the panels and paint.

Ron Frye—The Settling of Severns Valley, 1776.  Elizabeth Hynes, for whom Elizabethtown was named.

Carole J. Powell—The Lincoln Connection, 1812,  shows young Abe Lincoln with his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

Carole J. Powell—The Civil War, 1860, Ben  Hardin Helm, Confederate General and son of Kentucky Governor.

Rose Cooper—Post Civil War, 1870. General  Armstrong Custer, Union occupation after the Civil War.

Wes Kendall—Education, Early 1900’s, John  Pirtle, early teacher and administrator.

Wes Kendall—Industry, 1920-1940’s. Clifford  Diecks , local businessman who started the Industrial Foundation of Hardin  County.

Mary Lou Hall—Healthcare, 1955. Dr. George  Bradley, the first chief of staff of Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Vennie Beeler—Civil Rights, 1960’s, Navy Seal  Carl Brashear, first black deep sea diver in the U.S. Navy.

Vennie Beeler—Fort Knox. This panel shows men  in a tank, Maj. Gen. Thomas Lynch, strong red and white stripes, and Col. Mauhee  Edmonson of Ireland Army Hospital as an Army Nurse, emphasizing the strong link  the entire area has to Fort Knox.