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Beshear announces limited service reopening of regional driver licensing office in Morehead

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regional driver’s licensing office in Morehead will reopen for limited services starting Wednesday (June 10).

It is part of Beshear’s Healthy at Work initiative to safely reopen essential Executive Branch offices and services that were closed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019.

Gov. Andy Beshear

“We are gradually and carefully reopening our commonwealth and resuming some high-demand, in-person public services,” said Beshear. “Those services include issuing, renewing and replacing operator’s licenses and official identification cards. Our fellow Kentuckians depend on those credentials for employment, travel and emergencies.”

Services at the Morehead Regional Driver’s License Office are limited at this time to residents who meet one of the following qualifying criteria:

• Replacement of a lost license, permit or identification card;

• License or ID card needed for employment;

• New resident replacing a valid out-of-state credential;

• New applicant who has successfully completed Kentucky State Police driver testing; and

• Renewal of a credential that expired before March 18, 2020, when license and permit expiration dates were automatically extended for 90 days by emergency order.

The same services are offered at the KYTC REAL-ID Regional Driver Licensing Office in Frankfort, 200 Mero Street.

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“We look forward to resuming in-person customer service in our Morehead office,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said. “But it is essential that we resume that service in a way that protects the health and safety of our customers and our employees. We’re implementing new practices that encourage social distancing and our experience will guide the phased opening of other regional driver’s license offices around the commonwealth.”

The Regional Driver’s License Office, 126 Bradley Ave., in Morehead will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Qualifying applicants may make appointments online at realidky.com to request either a standard or REAL ID credential. A limited number of workstations will be available to serve walk-ins. To avoid gatherings in common waiting areas after checking in, applicants may be individually notified when to return to the issuance office to be served.

To maintain the safest possible environment, employees of the office will adhere to Beshear’s Healthy at Work standards, which include wearing a mask, and customers will be asked to do the same. Social distancing will be observed. Surfaces will be cleaned and touch pad equipment sanitized after each use.

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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