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Real ID program experiencing real slow rollout as circuit court clerks juggle increased workload

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The on-again, off-again rollout of Kentucky’s new driver’s licenses to meet federal standards of the federal government’s Real ID program is on hold again. An oft-delayed pilot program for the new licenses, known as Voluntary Travel IDs, finally began this summer in Franklin and Woodford counties, following months of delays. But the circuit court clerks responsible...

Pilot rollout of Kentucky’s new driver’s licenses begins in early April in Franklin, Woodford counties

The pilot rollout of Kentucky’s new, secure driver’s licenses, spearheaded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is scheduled to begin in early April in Franklin and Woodford counties. A phased, county-by-county rollout extending to the remaining 118 counties will begin two to three weeks later and conclude within a two-month period. “We only get to launch once and have adjusted the preliminary...

Representing yourself in small claims cases, you can now eFile in Fayette, Kenton and Hardin counties

Citizens representing themselves in small claims cases in Kenton, Fayette, and Hardin counties may now skip trips to the courthouse to file documents and instead file them electronically. The Administrative Office of the Courts recently began offering eFiling for self-represented litigants in small claims cases in the three counties, with plans to take the program statewide this year. 

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Grimes reports record number of women to run for Kentucky’s General Assembly in May primary

The window for candidates who must run in a Primary Election to file candidacy paperwork with the Office of Secretary of State and county clerks officially closed Tuesday. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes accepted paperwork from numerous candidates until just seconds before the deadline Tuesday. More than 550 candidates filed with the Secretary of State for various offices on the May 22,...