Government
8:29 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Security Upgrades Coming for Kentucky Drivers' Licenses

Kentucky drivers' licenses are getting some security upgrades, and circuit court clerks' offices will be installing new equipment to implement the improvements. The Transportation Cabinet said the new license has multiple layers of security features to make it harder for counterfeiters to produce fake IDs. Among the new features are a digital watermark that can't be seen by the human eye, improved lamination, a hologram with an ultraviolet "ghost" image and bank note-quality printing.  Drivers aren't required to obtain the new license until their current one expires. The process won't change and neither will the cost - it will remain $20. Each circuit court clerk's office will suspend driver's license processing for one day sometime between this month and October while the new equipment is installed.