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Driver’s licensing offices statewide are now closed; drivers has additional three months to get renewal

In keeping with Governor Andy Beshear’s order to cancel in-person government services, driver’s licensing offices statewide are now closed. Citizens who are due to renew a motor vehicle license, including commercial driver’s licenses, will have an additional three months to obtain the renewal.   Offices of Circuit Court Clerk handle driver’s licensing in all 120 counties for the Kentucky...

KY Transportation Cabinet expanding REAL ID-compliant card access to Frankfort; it’s open to LEX

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is expanding REAL ID-compliant card access at the Frankfort regional driver licensing office to serve Fayette County residents as the agency continues preparations to open a local regional office in Lexington. Fayette County residents who have an existing driver’s license, permit or identification card may visit the KYTC-run office in Frankfort to apply...

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...