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New online system completes background checks faster for child care providers, schools

A new online system will help child care providers and schools process staff background checks faster, expediting the process while ensuring the safety of Kentucky’s children. The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) has launched its Child Abuse/Neglect (CAN) Payment and Verification online portal, which allows users to request a check of the CAN Registry electronically instead...

KYTC launches new, more efficient online portal for overweight/over-dimensional permit requests

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched a new online system for issuing travel permits for overweight/over-dimensional (OW/OD) vehicle drivers. Using verified, real-time data, the program provides intelligent routing based on road closures, vehicle weight, and vehicle dimensions. It also features automated issuance for common permit types distributed by the Cabinet. “By moving the...