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PUBLIC NOTICE – MEADE COUNTY 911 – NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR’S WEEK

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Community, Government, Special Events

Meade County 911 writes: April 14, 2024 marks the first day of National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week! If you know anyone or see anyone that is a 911 Dispatcher (also known as Telecommunicator’s), please thank them for their service. We will be taking this time to not only recognize our 911 Telecommunicator’s, but to also post daily informational material about the 911 Center and our services on Facebook, on the radio, and in the newspaper. To all of our current and former 911 Telecommunicator’s, Thank You for your service!

PUBLIC NOTICE – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – ONLINE SCAMS

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Business, Community

Online Scams You Need To Know:
1 – PHISHING
Phishing scams are based on communication made via email or on social networks. Cyber criminals trick you into clicking malicious links and access a website that looks legit, but it’s actually controlled by them. You might end up giving your login credentials and other personal information.
2 – ROMANCE SCAMS
A romance scam usually takes place on social dating networks. Social networking sites are inevitable apps to look for love as well but you need to be careful because you never know who can you meet.
3 – TRAVEL SCAMS
You receive an email containing an amazing offer for an exceptional and hard to refuse destination that expires in a short period of time. The problem is that some of these offers actually hide some necessary costs until you pay for the initial offer. Others just take your money without sending you anywhere.
4 – FAKE NEWS SCAMS
Misleading resources and content found online is a serious problem that should concern our society. It makes impossible for people to distinguish between what’s real and what is not.
5 – TECH SUPPORT ONLINE SCAMS
These tech “experts” pretend to know everything about your computer, how it got hacked and many other details that help them gain your trust and convince victims into giving their sensitive information. Even worst, they try to convince potential victims to pay for unnecessary technical support services.
6 – SMS SCAMS
Smartphones are essential for communication, online shopping, banking or any other online activities. Be careful about these SMS you receive and don’t click on suspicious links that could redirect to malicious sites trying to steal your valuable data.
7 – MAKE MONEY FAST SCAMS
Cybercriminals lure you into believing you can make money in a fast and easy way on the internet. The fraudulent posting of non-existent jobs for a variety of positions is part of the online criminals’ arsenal. This is quite effective approach especially when someone is in a difficult financial situation.

PUBLIC NOTICE – FORT KNOX – NOTICE OF INCREASED TRAINING NOISE

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Community, Updates

U.S. Army Fort KnoxNOTICE OF INCREASED TRAINING NOISE
Military training through the remainder of April on Fort Knox may be louder than normal at times. Exercises involving aircraft, maneuvers and weapons firing in daytime and nighttime hours are an important aspect of maintaining critical capabilities and readiness of all units. This notice is provided as a courtesy for residents of the greater Fort Knox area.

Increased noise and vibrations may be experienced during this period.

PUBLIC NOTICE – DRIVER LICENSING REGIONAL OFFICE – SATURDAY HOURS APRIL 2024

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Government, Special Events

Driver licensing services will be offered to walk-in customers from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at ALL KYTC Driver Licensing Regional Offices on Saturday, April 13, 2024. No appointment needed. This DOES NOT include driver testing services offered by the Kentucky State Police.
Location information can be found online at
https://drive.ky.gov/Pages/Find-an-Office.aspx

Elizabethtown
Driver Licensing Office: 1055 North Mulberry Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: 270-740-5071
Fax: 270-234-8820
Email: KYTC.DDLElizabethtown@ky.gov
Hours: Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Monthly Saturday Hours: February 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (ET). WALK-INS ONLY

PUBLIC NOTICE – MEADE COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE TROY D. KOK – EXECUTIVE ORDER – LOWERING FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Community, Government, Special Events, Updates

EXECUTIVE ORDER
MEADE COUNTY FISCAL COURT

Order for the Recognition of Sergeant Richard Givan and the Lowering of Flags to Half-Staff.

WHEREAS, Sergeant Richard Givan, a dedicated and esteemed member of our community, served with
unwavering commitment and selflessness as a firefighter; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper to honor the memory and service of Sergeant Richard Givan and to
express our profound gratitude for his dedicated service to our community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Troy Kok, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Judge Executive, do
hereby declare that all flags at all public buildings, grounds, and facilities within Meade County be
lowered to half-staff immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

I further encourage all residents, businesses, and organizations within Meade County to join in this
expression of respect and remembrance for Sergeant Richard Givan.

Troy Kok,
Meade County Judge Executive

PUBLIC NOTICE – MEADE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE – IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING APRIL RENEWALS

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Government, Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Transportation Officials Remind Kentucky Vehicle Owners About Registration
Options Given Delayed March Renewal Notices
Mailed notices expected to arrive mid-April

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2024) – Registration renewals typically sent in March to applicable
Kentucky vehicle owners have been delayed to mid-April due to a state system issue. Vehicle owners
have options to pay registration fees and taxes before receiving the mailed notice, including online
renewal or visiting their local county clerk’s office.

Kentuckians with vehicle registrations expiring in April 2024 can visit drive.ky.gov to renew online by
entering the title number found on a previous year’s registration document and their license plate
number. Online renewals are not available if previous balances are owed or if insurance information is
not on file.

Kentuckians always have the option to pay in person or check balances at their county clerk’s office.
Those visiting offices ahead of receiving the April notice are asked to bring their ID, proof of insurance
and last year’s registration document for the same vehicle.
Administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the vehicle registration and titling
portion of the Kentucky Automated Vehicle Information System (KAVIS) that launched in January is
used primarily by county clerk staff to perform vehicle and vessel-related transactions and to generate
user data used to mail notices. KAVIS generates the data used to prepare and send the renewal
notification postcards.

“The new KAVIS system is getting stronger every day, and we’re committed to working through the
challenges that any modernization project presents,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “We appreciate
the public’s patience and want folks to know they can take care of their vehicle registration needs
without having to wait for the notice to arrive.”
State transportation officials have resolved the majority of issues identified after making the new
system available statewide. Processing times at county clerk’s offices have and will continue to
improve throughout the year.

The KAVIS team continues to improve KAVIS performance and provide technical assistance to clerk
staff adjusting to a new payment system and process.

“Despite the growing pains of replacing a 1970s outdated mainframe system, KAVIS was needed to
introduce capabilities that are standard in most 21st century businesses, like improved reporting,
intuitive interfaces and user guardrails,” said Department of Vehicle Regulations Commissioner Matt
Cole. “Because of the many combinations of unique transactions the system performs, we may
continue to identify and resolve new issues throughout the first year as we cycle through new renewal
transaction types, like boat renewals due in April.”

Time-Saving Tips for Kentuckians When Renewing Vehicle Registrations:

  • Renew your vehicle registration online at drive.ky.gov.
  • Bring your ID, proof of insurance and renewal postcard.
  • Pay electric and hybrid vehicle ownership fees online at EVHV.ky.gov. If paying in person at a
    county clerk’s office, you must pay when renewing your car registration and will need to bring your
    fee notification postcard.

    KAVIS Implementation
  • The project to migrate to KAVIS kicked off in 2015, and six modules were gradually released, including boat titling and registration, a standardized point-of-sale system, disabled placard improvements, print on-demand decals and new flat license plates. In January, the commonwealth fully launched KAVIS to now handle motor vehicle title and registration services. A short-term closure of county clerk offices started Jan. 1, 2024, and counties gradually began using the new system starting the week of Jan. 8.
  • As a mainframe legacy system, AVIS was difficult to support and lacked needed functionalities.
    Kentuckians, under KAVIS, can now keep their license plate if they sell or trade a car, and have more
    special license plate options to support their favorite organizations.

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Editor’s note: Click here to view the AVIS interface compared to the user-friendly KAVIS interface.

Public Notice – Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Use of County Road Aid (CRA) and Local Government Economic Assistance (LGEA) Funds

Written by meadecounty. Posted in Community, Government, Special Events

PUBLIC NOTICE

BUDGET HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED USE OF COUNTY ROAD AID (CRA) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE (LGEA) FUNDS.

A public hearing will be held by Meade County Fiscal Court at the Meade County Courthouse, 516 Hillcrest Dr. Brandenburg, KY 40108 on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at 5:00 pm for the purpose of obtaining citizens comments regarding the possible uses of the County Road Aid (CRA) and Local Government Economic Assistance (LGEA) Funds.

All interested persons in Meade County, KY are invited to the hearing to submit verbal comments. Written comments on possible uses of the CRA and LGEA Funds will be accepted at the above address or emailed to treasurer@meadeky.gov.

Any person(s) who cannot submit written comments or attend the public hearing but wish to submit comments, should call the Office of the county Judge/Executive at 270-422-3967 before close of business on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, so the arrangements can be made to secure their comments.