Have you ever wondered what the rules are at Fairview Cemetery? Maybe you haven’t unless you have loved ones buried there or you have purchased burial plots for you or your family members. Some of the more common rules are often broken and we want to explain why we have them in place.
One of the main rules that can be broken is the planting of unapproved landscaping. Often times, people come into the cemetery on a weekend and plant items for their loved ones. But we ask that before you plant, please check with the staff to make sure what you have planned is approved landscaping. We have over 30,000 burial plots on 109 acres that we maintain on a weekly basis. This includes mowing, weed eating, weed killing and general maintenance.
Another rule at Fairview Cemetery is to keep all items off the ground during mowing season. We do not want the mowers and weed eaters to accidentally destroy something that might be of sentimental value to the family member that placed it there. If you want to place something at the head of the grave, please stop by the office and we will be happy to assist you with what is allowed. Many families and friends also place beautiful artificial flower arrangements at their loved ones grave. Unfortunately, many times these arrangements come up missing. There are many reasons for this. The wind might blow them off during a storm or they weren’t placed tightly enough on the headstone or in the vases. But unfortunately, the main reason for these arrangements to disappear is theft so we ask that you not place anything sentimental or valuable at a grave.
During the second or third week of March every year we have our annual Spring Cleanup. We advertise this event for several weeks before in the newspaper, through PSA’s, at www.bgky.org, on social media, and we post signs in all three of our cemeteries which include: Fairview Cemetery #1 & #2, Mount Moriah Cemetery, and Pioneer Cemetery. The Maintenance Supervisor goes through all cemeteries and picks up old and discolored arrangements, broken items and all past holiday decorations.
If you have any questions regarding our Spring Cleanup please call our office at 270-393-3018, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.