Kentucky driver’s license pilot program to start June 28

Posted at 5:06 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 05:06:48-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say they will begin issuing new driver’s licenses this month that are designed to comply with a federal travel law.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says in a statement that it will begin rolling out the licenses in Franklin County on June 28 as part of a pilot program before the licenses are issued statewide. County driver’s licensing offices will be closed June 27 to prepare. The pilot program will also include Woodford and Hart counties and the rollout dates there will be announced soon.

Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Henderson says with the updates, Kentucky licenses will be “among the most secure in the nation.”

Other Kentucky counties will be added this summer after the test pilot ends.

The REAL ID enforcement deadline is October 2020.