WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue October 16, 2012
New System for Allen County Driver's Licenses
Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky's new driver's license will require a one day suspension of licenses being issued at the Allen County Circuit Court Clerk's office on Monday, October 22nd.
No licenses will be issued that day while the equipment is being set up. Other operations of the of the Circuit Clerk's office won't be affected and the office itself will be open all day. Driver's licensing operations will resume the following day and the new license will be available to Allen County residents.
The new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other, so counterfeiters must compromise multiple technologies; not just one. They include a digital watermark imperceptible to the human eye, bank note level fine line printing, improved dual side lamination for greater tamper resistance and durability and a hologram with single color, ultraviolet ghost image.
The new licenses will also feature "veteran" and "organ donor" designations.