LOUISVILLE-- More than $5.6 million was raised for the 61st annual WHAS Crusade for Children.
The organization uses funds raised to assist special needs youngsters and programs throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Over $171,000 was raised by five of the local volunteer fire departments.
The top collector was Zoneton Fire Department which generated $78,917.
Mount Washington collected $40,566.36 for the Crusade while Shepherdsville added another $35,121.60 to the coffers.