Lexington, the second largest city in Kentucky, has an estimated population size of 310,000. There are five funeral homes in Lexington, the majority of which are closer than five miles from the city center.
There are several crematoriums located around the city and three cemeteries or memorial parks, including Lexington Cemetery and Calvary Cemetery on West Main Street, and Hillcrest Memorial Park on Versailles Road.
For places of worship, Lexington has among others: St Paul Catholic Church on West Short Street, Centenary United Methodist Church on Tates Creek Road, Ohavay Zion Synagogue on Edgewater Court, the Islamic Center of Lexington on South Limestone, and Bharatiya Temple on North Cleveland Road.
There are some state laws in Kentucky governing funerals; many of the funeral homes in Lexington will be able to explain the requirements. In Kentucky a death certificate should be filed with the local registrar before burial or cremation and within five days of death. Embalming is not a legal requirement, though many families choose embalming for their loved one. You are not allowed to scatter ashes on public ground; however, you may do so on private ground as long as you have the permission of the owner.
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