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Kentucky Real ID location opens in Morehead to serve region

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Posted at 4:52 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 04:52:17-04

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has a new location where residents can apply for a Real ID driver's license, the state said.

The Rowan County office opened Monday to residents statewide and is located at 126 Bradley Ave. in Morehead. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, the Transportation Cabinet said in a news release.

The state already had Real ID offices in Frankfort and Madisonville that serve as regional application sites. Offices in Paducah, Bowling Green and Somerset are intended to serve residents of their own counties but will expand to serve their regions eventually.

Real ID requirements go into effect Oct. 1. Real ID-compliant cards will be required for U.S. air travel and military base access. Anyone who does not have a Real ID license can use a passport or military ID instead.

To apply for a Real ID license, applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a driver's license, permit or identification card.