FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) - Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Kentuckians will now be able to show their support for veterans with their vehicle license plates.
"Kentuckians are proud of our veterans, and many will want to display that message of support in a visible way," Gov. Beshear said.
The new plates – available even to those who are not veterans themselves – show support for veterans and also raise funds for veterans programs.
"The 'I Support Veterans' license plate will give an opportunity for all Kentuckians who wish to support veterans' services to do so, and to show that support by putting this license plate on their vehicle," said Rep.
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas said the new license plates were designed in response to citizens' interest in supporting veterans.
"Many people over the years have asked us for a license plate that expresses their support for veterans even though they themselves do not qualify for veterans' license plates. We worked hard to come up with a design that would express that sentiment appropriately, and are grateful for the help and cooperation of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in making this plate a reality," Lucas said.