Kentucky Gets Driver's License Extension

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentuckians don't have to worry about their driver's licenses for another year.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a one-year extension on meeting new security requirements for its driver's licenses. The extension expires Oct. 10, 2015, and is renewable.

Without the extension, Kentuckians would have had to show two forms of ID to enter some federal buildings. The federal government has granted extensions to 20 other states.

The problem is not with how Kentucky's driver's licenses look but with the security procedures in place at the 142 county offices across the state that issue the licenses. The state must comply with the federal Real ID act of 2005, passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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