Boyle County has traditionally budgeted money for funerals, but there is no ordinance that requires it. It averages about six or seven a year. Relatives must sign a form that the deceased doesn't have money to pay funeral costs. Judge-Executive Tony Wilder reviews the forms before the checks are cut. The county pays up to $300. Danville donates graves in Bellevue Cemetery for city residents. Stith Funeral Home owns some graves in Junction City for those who can't afford one. In the 2003-04 fiscal year the county budgeted $1,800 and has spent it all as of the end of April, and there are a couple more forms on Wilder's desk now that have yet to be approved. In 2004-05 the county upped that budget to $2,100.
Garrard County provides $250 for burial costs for the indigent, Judge-Executive E.J. Hasty said. The county has a paupers' cemetery for such burials, but Hasty said it is not used very often, especially since Jim Cook started Pentecostal Fellowship Church. Cook, the church's pastor, allows those that cannot afford burial to be buried in the churchyard, Hasty said.