New to Kentucky?
Welcome to Kentucky
If your new to Kentucky, you’re in for a treat! Kentucky has the largest peanut butter plant in the world, the Jif plant in Lexington. The world’s largest cache of gold is held underground in Fort Knox. Bowling Green is where you’ll find the manufacture of all Chevrolet Corvettes, and Louisville is the home to the first cheeseburger, served way back in 1934, not to mention a fairly famous horse race each May.
Kentucky has been the home to many famous figures, including Nobel Prize winners Thomas Hunt Morgan and Phillip A. Sharp; great political leaders Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Zachary Taylor, as well as cousins Henry Clay and Cassius Clay; authors Hunter S. Thompson, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, and Edgar Cayce; inventors like Nathan Stubblefield (inventor of radio); Garrett Morgan (traffic light), John Thompson (Thompson Sub-Machine gun), Joel Cheek (Maxwell House Coffee), and John Fitch (Steamboat); actors Ashley Judd, Tom Cruise, Nick Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Ned Beatty; musical artists Loretta Lynn, John Michael Montgomery, The Judds, and Billy Ray Cyrus; sports greats Muhammad Ali, Darrell and Michael Waltrip, Johnny Unitas, Earl Combs and Pee Wee Reese; social leaders Duncan Hines, Dianne Sawyer, Casey Jones (famous railroader), Helen Thomas , Col Harland Sanders; and lets not forget …award winning insurance agent Lee Murphy 🙂 You’re definitely in good company!
New residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents have 30 days to get their Kentucky driver license. Permit holders must be at least age 16 to transfer their permits, and a Kentucky permit must be issued to new teen drivers before a Kentucky driver license can be obtained.
To handle your license needs, go to your local Circuit Court Clerk’s office; take proof of your Kentucky residency (such as a utility bill, rent agreement, or deed), your birth certificate, Social Security card, and your out-of-state license.
If your out-of-state license is valid, you won’t be required to take any tests; if it isn’t valid, you will. If you don’t have your license on hand for any reason, you’ll need to give the clerk your driving record from your last home state.
Licensing fees depend on the kind of license with which you are dealing.
When you head out to your County Clerk’s office for registration purposes, the documents you need to bring will depend on whether you own or lease your vehicle, and whether there are any liens on the vehicle.
Regardless of the situation, you’ll need to bring your license, certified inspection by the sheriff’s office of your new county and/or original title, and proof of insurance. You’ll also need to pay applicable fees and taxes.
College, University, and Technical School Students
Good news, out-of-state students―as long as you’re a U.S. citizen and enrolled full-time or part-time, you don’t need to transfer your driver license. Just make sure to carry your valid school ID with you at all times.
If you don’t plan to drive, find out how to apply for an ID card.
If you still find yourself confused or just need a little help along the way…..
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