As the time nears to roll out the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s REAL ID in March, Daviess County Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Hardesty-Besecker said the office has received numerous questions regarding the new Kentucky driver’s license and REAL ID.
“The targeted date for the new driver’s licenses to be available in Daviess County is the week of March 25th – March 29th,” Besecker said. “The specific date will be announced at least two weeks prior to implementation — keeping in mind that this date is subject to change.”
Besecker said a major concern a lot of Kentucky residents have concerns air travel.
“Your current credentials (ID or driver’s license) are valid for domestic air travel until October 2020,” Besecker said.
In preparation of the anticipated launch of the REAL ID, Besecker recommends gathering the necessary documents to get a head start.
This includes a certified copy of your birth certificate, your social security card that has not been laminated (this invalidates them and you will need to request a new one from the social security office) a certified copy of your divorce decree, and a certified copy of your marriage license, if you have recently married and have not obtained an ID reflecting your new last name.
When coming into the office for a renewal or replacement license you may now give your email address and/or phone number to receive email or text notifications electronically from Frankfort. This will allow them to send notifications out six months, two months and one month in advance of your expiration date.
The drive.ky.gov is a great resource for questions regarding the REAL ID.
Read the original Owensboro Times article on the new Kentucky driver’s license and REAL ID here.