Stephen Thomas
Cheryl McGruder (center) is honored as the state’s top CASA volunteer

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were two primary reasons that led to Cheryl Carter McGruder becoming a volunteer with Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

A retired employee from Kosair Children’s Hospital NICU, McGruder said she “saw all the bad stuff” pertaining to child abuse injuries.

The other reason was her mother, Anne Carter, who volunteered for a CASA program in Indiana.