Kentucky to start issuing secure driver’s licenses this spring

KY Voluntary Travel ID license

KENTUCKY — In just a few months, you’ll be able to get a REAL ID compliant driver’s license in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Department of Transportation says the new voluntary travel ID licenses will be rolling out gradually beginning in March.

REAL ID compliant licenses will be required to board flights or visit military bases starting October 1, 2020.

Below we have gathered a list of the preliminary rollout schedule for our local counties. You can see the preliminary rollout dates for all counties by clicking here.

  • Ballard: April 1 – April 5
  • Caldwell: April 15 – April 19
  • Calloway: April 8 – April 12
  • Carlisle: April 1 – April 5
  • Christian: April 1 – April 5
  • Crittenden: April 15 – April 19
  • Fulton: April 1 – April 5
  • Graves: April 8 – April 12
  • Livingston: April 22 – April 26
  • Lyon: April 22 – April 26
  • McCracken: April 15 – April 19
  • Marion: March 25 – March 29
  • Marshall: April 1 – April 5
  • Trigg: April 22 – April 26
  • Union: April 15 – April 19

If you are wanting to get a voluntary travel ID license, you will need to bring a few documents to prove your identity. You can see a list of accepted documents and how many you need of each below. For more information on the new licenses, click here.