Re-plate in 2008

By: WBKO and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
By: WBKO and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

In 2006, WBKO brought you a story from the State Fair that showed you how you could vote for the new Kentucky nature license plate designs. Now after many of you voted, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have announced what new designs made the cut.

Also this year KYTC is giving any organization the chance to redesign their own specialty plates, and according to KYTC officials the new designs will appear on some special issue license plates beginning in January 2008.

“We have received requests recently from some organizations to change the design of their plates,” said Roy Mundy, commissioner of Vehicle Regulation.

“Since the next re-plating cycle begins in 2008, we recognize that the time is right to begin the redesign phase for any groups that desire a change in their specialty plate. We want to be responsive to any organization that wants to display a new image to represent their cause.”

The Cabinet mailed letters recently to every group that sponsors a special issue plate, offering them the option of redesigning their plate or keeping the existing design. The Cabinet must be notified by May 15, 2007, regarding the organization’s choice to keep or change a design. Any proposals for a new design must be received by the KYTC by June 30, 2007. Production of the new plates will begin in January, 2008.

“Specialty plates showcase Kentucky’s diversity, rich heritage and unbridled spirit,” said Crystal Ducker, deputy secretary of the Transportation Cabinet. “The ‘Re-plate in 08’ will offer some exciting new choices for Kentuckians who want to support the various agencies and causes that have special issue license plates.”

The KYTC has also offered the redesign option to all universities and colleges in Kentucky for the University Issue License Plates.

New designs have already been chosen for Kentucky’s three nature plates. The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Board voted in January to approve three new plates, which were chosen by popular vote last year.

For more information on Kentucky's special issue license plates, contact the KYTC Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing at (502) 564-5301, or visit the website at or .

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