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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Perry and Owsley County to Received Updated Driver's License Equipment
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:34PM CDT


From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10:

Two area counties to receive new driver’s license software, cameras
Driver’s license operation to be suspended for one day in Owsley, Perry to allow for installation


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2012) – Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the circuit court clerk’s offices in Owsley and Perry counties in the coming days.


Perry County’s installation will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Owsley County’s installation will be Thursday, Sept. 20.

Other operations of the circuit clerk’s office are not affected, and the office will be open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume the next day after the installation, and the new license will be available to residents of the two counties at that time.


“The new licenses are the manifestation of Kentucky’s efforts to improve the level of service provided to our customers, in addition to securing a credential Kentuckians use each day,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Tom Zawacki.

The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other, so counterfeiters must compromise multiple technologies – not just one.

Features include:

·       Digital watermark imperceptible to the human eye

·       Bank note-level fine line printing

·       Improved dual-side lamination for greater tamper resistance and durability

·       Hologram with single-color, ultraviolet “ghost” image

Starting in the fall, new licenses will also feature “veteran” and “organ donor” designations.

Customers are not required to obtain new licenses before current licenses expire, and the process for obtaining or renewing a license will not change. The cost remains $20.

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Updated: 16-Sep-2012 5:34PM CDT

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