A hero means different things to different people. Those that are into science might appreciate the myriad inventions of Nikola Tesla, where as space-buffs might hold Neil Armstrong as one to be recognized. Whatever your field of interest, there is likely someone who paved the way and left their mark on history.

Here are 10 Kentuckians that are heroes in their field of expertise:

Kentucky is filled with heroes of all sizes, shapes, and careers. Some of these may not seem very heroic at first glance, but when you look at what they have achieved in their life-time, they make quite the impression. Most of us have someone we respect for their choices or actions. Who are your Kentucky heroes? Tell us in the comments below!

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