New driver's license issued in Butler County
Butler County Circuit Clerk Melissa Cardwell is issuing the new and improved Kentucky driver's license. Janet Black received the first new license in Butler County.
“I am very excited about the installation of the new driver’s license equipment which benefits each licensed driver with enhanced security," said Cardwell.
The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other, so counterfeiters must compromise multiple technologies – not just one.
The licenses’ new features include:
• Digital watermark imperceptible to the human eye
• Bank note-level fine line printing
• Improved dual-side lamination for greater tamper resistance and durability
• Hologram with single-color, ultraviolet “ghost” image
Kentucky last updated driver’s licenses in 2001, with the introduction of digital licenses. The new format offered improved security. Kentucky was the first state to put the driver’s image in the bar code on the back of the license.
First Veteran Indicator License issued in Butler County - Andy Tutko, Army - pictured with his daughter, Lisa Southerland, Deputy Clerk
The new licenses feature veteran and organ donor designations.
Customers are not required to obtain new licenses until their current licenses expire. The process for obtaining or renewing a driver license will not change. The cost of $20 will also remain the same.
More information and answers to some frequently asked questions can be found on KYTC’s website: http://transportation.ky.gov/pages/digital-drivers-license.aspx.