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Cemetery Rules & Regulations see rules here

In order to insure the proper operation of the Bardstown Cemetery, policies have been developed which are fair and equitable to all. Only through the cooperation of the owners can the Cemetery continue to be a place of beauty for all to enjoy. Contact person is

Mary Riley

Cemetery lot size and Cost

Single Lot $450.00 and $500.00
Opening and closing for grave $400.00
Opening for grave weekends and holidays $400.00
Opening and closing grave for cremation $150.00
Baby grave or cremation grave $150.00
Opening and closing for baby grave $150.00


Interments and Inurnments
Interments and inurnments will be made by Bardstown Cemetery personnel only. The Sexton is the responsible person through whom all public contacts are to be made. Interments and/or inurnments will be made only after obtaining:

  1. authorization of the owner of the cemetery lot; or
  2. authorization of the nearest relative of the deceased.

Transfer of Lots, Selling of Grave Sites

  • No lot owner may sell his/her lot or any portion thereof privately without the authorization of the Sexton. When feasible and formally approved, the City will repurchase any lot or portion thereof at half of the current purchase price. Letters of request are considered by the Bardstown Cemetery Committee, which meets quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month, starting in February.

  • The Bardstown Cemetery will not recognize transfer of ownership unless duly notified and approved by the City Council. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

City Ordinance Chapter 92 see ordinance here

Memorial GardenMemorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is situated in the back of the Cemetery and was added in the summer of 2000.