Greater Louisville Stories

Real-Life Kentucky Super Hero

Imagine your favorite superhero. Maybe yours carries a hammer that only he can wield (Thor) or wears a specially designed suit made of vibranium, which is only found in Wakanda (Black Panther). Or is the superhero you’re picturing carrying her signature Lasso of Truth (Wonder Woman)? A real-life Kentucky superhero whose name you should know is Carl Brashear, who was born in Tonieville, Kentucky, in LaRue County, in 1931. His parents were sharecroppers, so much of his life was...

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