Students read the opening prayer from a program for the indigent burial of 48-year-old Francisco Carmona, who died in January with no family or friends, yet had a service Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at ... more 
Students read the opening prayer from a program for the indigent burial of 48-year-old Francisco Carmona, who died in January with no family or friends, yet had a service Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Meadow View Cemetery in Louisville, Ky. Carmona’s was the 91st service for the poor in Louisville since Nov. 1. Counties across Kentucky, like much of the country, are seeing more cases of unclaimed bodies and families who can't afford to bury or cremate a loved one. Every situation is unique, but coroners and local government officials tell a similar story: The economic downturn has left many people without the money to pay for funeral services that can cost thousands of dollars, and it's falling on cities and states to cover the bills. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Brian Bohannon
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 10:47 AM EST