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How to place an obituary in Lexington Herald-Leader

Funeral home directors and crematoriums assist families with the submission of obituaries. When possible, please allow these professionals to assist you in this process.

Funeral home directors and crematoriums may click here to place obituary's through our self-serve system: Should you need help in setting up your Funeral home account please contact us at 859-231-3215 Obituaries and memorials are published 7 days a week in the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper and uploaded daily to our website,

Death notices are published free of charge, follow a specific format, and submitted by funeral homes and crematoriums. We do not accept death notices from private parties or in any other formats.

The Obituary department accepts email submissions Monday thru Friday 1-4pm and Saturday Self-Serve only until 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Holidays. Obituaries may also be submitted in person 1pm-3pm Monday through Friday. We are located at 100 Midland Ave., Lexington, KY 40505.

Submit obituary or memorial by email to [email protected]
Submissions must include the following:
o Contact name, mailing address (including zip code) and phone number
o Funeral home/crematorium name/phone number – for verification purposes (not required for memorials)
o Photos (optional) are published in color or grayscale. Please attached to email in .jpg format
o Date(s) of publication
Obituaries and memorial submissions cannot be processed without any one of these components.
You will receive an auto-reply email response as confirmation your submission has been received. If you do not receive the auto-reply response, please call our office at 859-231-3215 or 859-231-3154.

PRICING INFORMATION – Prices do not vary by day.
Memorial Text
$9.37 per column line (14-16 characters)
Obituary Text
o Free of charge – Lines 1 through 7
o $9.37 - Each additional column line (20-24 characters)
o $135 - Color or black and white photographs are published in newspaper and on-line
Obituary Digital Charge
o $25.00 (non-optional) - Enhanced webpage includes the ability to upload unlimited additional photos, videos and content. A guest book is also included.

Once processed, a proof will be emailed to you for review.

Your approval and payment (by phone, via credit card) must be received no later than 4:30 pm EDT the day before the obituary or memorial is scheduled to publish. Lexington Herald-Leader does not publish on Saturday.
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