Circuit Court Clerk Launches DriveJefferson.com Website
New website will be the one-stop source for information about Kentucky Driver’s Licenses in Jefferson County
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 17, 2015 – Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David L. Nicholson joined Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life Executive Director Shelley Heavrin Snyder, Kentucky State Police Trooper Kendra Wilson, and Louisville Metro Police Assistant Chief Kim Kraeszig to officially launch DriveJefferson.com, a new website that will be the one-stop source for information about obtaining a Kentucky driver’s license or state Identification card for Jefferson County residents.
The new technology initiative features detailed information to help drivers navigate the procedures and requirements for obtaining a license or ID card in Jefferson County.
“We are pleased to officially launch our brand-new driver’s license informational website, DriveJefferson.com. This site will be your one-stop source for information about obtaining a driver’s license or ID card in Jefferson County,” Mr. Nicholson said. “As Circuit Court Clerk, I am committed to ensuring high-quality service through customer-focused initiatives and the expansion of available technology, and this new initiative accomplishes both of these goals.”
In addition to listing driver’s license branch locations and hours, the site includes information on license renewals, permits, fees, necessary documentation, lost/stolen licenses, and how to pay a traffic citation. It also offers helpful links to important resources, including the Kentucky Driver’s Manual, which can be downloaded.
Information about the innovative Kentucky Alive at 25 defensive driving course offered by the Kentucky State Police is also available on the site. The free four-hour program is certified and meets the state’s Graduated Driver’s License requirements.
The site prominently features information and links to the Trust For Life, whose partnership made this initiative possible.
“The Trust For Life is proud to be a partner with the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in this project, and it is another avenue we can take to do the important work of educating Kentuckians about organ and tissue donation,” said Mrs. Snyder. “Currently, more than 50% of Jefferson County residents are registered as donors. We hope, with this new website, even more people will know about this mission, think of those families in need, and say ‘Yes’ when they renew their license.”
Driver’s license branch closings and other special announcements concerning licenses will be posted on the homepage.
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Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson and County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw unite to celebrate Donate Life License Plate Launch
Louisville, Kentucky- On April 1, the Kentucky Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life through a partnership with the County Clerk’s Office will launch a new Donation Awareness license plate as the kick off to Donate Life Month. The first plate will be issued at 9:30 a.m. at the County Clerk’s Office (4929 Dixie Hwy) followed by a celebration program at 10:00 a.m. at Logan’s Roadhouse (5229 Dixie Hwy).
The program will honor and celebrate Kentuckians who have made the decision to save lives by donating their organs and tissues. Guest speakers will include David Nicholson, Circuit Court Clerk, Bobbie Holsclaw, County Clerk, Shelley Synder, Trust For Life and transplant recipients, Andreas Price and Samantha Sloan.
As of April 1, more than 1.5 million Kentuckians have designated their willingness to save lives by registering on Kentucky’s Organ Donor Registry.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
9:30am – 10:45am
Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, 4929 Dixie Hwy
Logan’s Roadhouse, 5229 Dixie Hwy
The Kentucky Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life is a 501C(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be registered organ & tissue donors to save lives. For more info call 1-866-945-5433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.trustforlife.org.
Organ Donor Heart Icon to print on New Kentucky Driver’s License
January 15, 2013 Kentucky’s Circuit Clerk’s Offices launch new Organ Donor Heart on License Starting Jan. 23, 2013, you can now add a symbol that stands for hope and generosity on something you carry with you everywhere: your driver’s license. Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians now have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.
“For more than 20 years, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky have been educating communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. Thousands of kids and adults are waiting for an organ transplant today. Now, Kentuckians can proudly show their support for these patients in need,” explains Calloway County Circuit Court Clerk and Trust For Life President, Linda Avery.
When renewing a license, deputy clerks ask all Kentuckians if they would like to be a registered organ donor. Everyone who says “Yes” will have the option to have a small, blue heart with the words “Organ Donor” printed on his or her license. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has worked hand in hand with the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks and the Trust for Life to get the heart symbol added to driver’s license and ID cards.
“This is an important advancement in Kentucky. The organ donor heart will emphasize that it’s not about signing the back of your license anymore. It’s about saying ‘Yes’ and joining the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry,” explained Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.
Each day 18 patients die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Only 35 percent of Kentuckians are registered organ donors. Kentucky updated its driver’s license in 2012, improving security and adding new features such as a ghost image to reduce fraud capability and the veteran designation for honorably discharged military personnel. The organ donor designation is the last part of the driver’s license makeover.
Those wishing to add the blue heart to their license prior to their driver’s license renewal time can purchase a duplicate license at their Circuit Clerk’s office for $12. The cost involved is for the license renewal or duplicate. The cost to add the heart symbol and your name to the Registry is, of course, free.
“Everyone who comes into my office for a driver’s license or ID can add his or her name to the confidential registry and receive the Organ Donor Heart. Every heart we print, gives hope to patients and families in need,” explained Avery.
All Kentucky residents can join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry at their Circuit Court Clerk’s office or online at www.donatelifeky.org.
Facebook partners with Organ Donation
Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks and their dedicated staff members have promoted organ donation for 20 years through their Trust For Life. We are proud that Facebook and its innovative leaders have committed to this mission as well. We hope this partnership will raise awareness & encourage all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Being a registered organ donor gives hope to nearly 1,000 patients in Kentucky on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant.
The Circuit Clerks have added more than 1.3 million names to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry as residents renew their license. However, that is still only 34% of Kentuckians. With Facebook, we hope people will learn it’s not about signing the back of your license anymore, it is all about being a registered organ donor. Kentuckians can register by saying “YES” when they obtain a state ID or driver’s license at my office, and everyone can join online TODAY www.donatelifeky.org.
Please share this groundbreaking partnership with your Facebook Friends! For more information, please check out www.trustforlife.org or call our Executive Director, Shelley Heavrin, 502-322-5401.
FACEBOOK’S ORGAN DONATION TOOL: How to share that you are an organ, eye and tissue donor on Facebook:
• Go to your Timeline
• Click on “Life Event”
• Select “Health and Wellness” and
• Choose “Organ Donor”
• You can add where and when you registered here.
• Add your personal story.
Please update your status to your Facebook friends:
Facebook is helping to save lives! Share your decision to be an organ, cornea and tissue donor on your Timeline! Just click “Life Event” – choose “Health & Wellness” – choose “Organ Donor”. It’s easy! Please pass along to all of your Facebook Friends & give hope to those in need.
Organ Donor Awareness Program opens doors at Kosair Charities Centre
Louisville, KY – On April 4th 2012, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky celebrated Donate Life Month by cutting the ribbon on their new Trust For Life office space in the Kosair Charities Centre in Louisville. The KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life educates & encourages Kentuckians to become registered organ and tissue donors to save lives throughout the Commonwealth.
Incredibly, Kosair Charities awarded more than $18 million in grants last year to help meet the healthcare needs of children and their families. Rent-free space is provided to several nonprofit organizations on the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Centre campus.
“Our missions converge; both organizations are involved in helping save lives. It’s in our interest to help them keep their message out there, because often organ and tissue donations go to kids,” said H. I. Stroth, a Kosair Charities board member who (along with Robert Flowers) serves on the Trust For Life Board.
“We know there are children in critical need of organ transplants,” explains Linda Avery, Calloway Co. Circuit Court Clerk and Trust For Life Board President. “The more awareness we extend, the more children who will be saved by the miracle of transplantation. As Circuit Clerks, we spread this message in each of our offices daily. Thanks to our partnership with Kosair Charities, our reach is even greater.”
Last year, the Louisville Metro Police Foundation joined in celebrating their new office space on the same floor. Greater Louisville Inc., The Chamber Jeffersontown, Lyndon Area Business Association, and several volunteers and supporters attended the Ribbon Cutting that evening.
Wednesday, April 4th 2012 at 3:00PM at Sam Swope Kosair Charities Centre 982 Eastern Pkwy Louisville, KY 40217
“Kentucky’s 120 Gift of Life Stories”
The KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life creates state-wide project to bring awareness to the great need for organ donation and the miracle of transplantation
Kentucky’s 120 Gift of Life Stories is a collection of personal testimonials from Kentuckians whose lives have been affected by organ and tissue donation. We are seeking participants willing to share their stories including: transplant recipients, donor family members, people on the transplant waiting list, living donors, etc. Our goal is to identify at least one participant from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. These inspirational stories can be viewed on our website www.trustforlife.org/kentucky-stories, may be made into posters to be displayed at local Circuit Court Clerks drivers’ license offices, and may be sent to local newspapers for human interest stories.
It is our hope that sharing these personal stories will help to humanize and localize the issue of organ donation and inspire Kentuckians to learn more about the issue and to indicate their willingness to save lives by joining the KY Organ Donor Registry the next time they renew their driver’s license or visit www.donatelifeky.org. Please contact our office with any questions: 1-866-945-5433 (toll-free) or email email@example.com.
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Contact: Shelley Heavrin, KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life
KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life recognizes National Minority Donor Awareness Day
Did you know that patients on the U.S. transplant waiting list are more likely to have a successful transplant when the donor comes from their own ethnic group? There are more than 61,000 minority patients on the waiting list in need of life-saving organ transplants.
National Minority Donor Awareness Day, celebrated annually on August 1, is a nationwide observance to educate minorities about the crucial need for donation and transplantation within the multicultural community. Everyone can join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry regardless of age or medical history. Everyone can state their wishes to save others by registering to be an organ donor at their Circuit Court Clerk’s Office or online at donatelifeky.org.
Over 11,000 minorities received organ transplants last year, but more than 118,000 Americans, of all ethnic groups, continue to wait for their life-saving gift. As we observe the 15th annual National Minority Donor Awareness Day on August 1, we emphasize the importance of getting the facts and increasing the number of donor designations, and thus lives saved. Your Circuit Court Clerk and their hardworking staff ask every person obtaining a driver’s license to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Because of their efforts, more than 1.3 million Kentuckians have registered their decision to save lives.
To learn more about your Circuit Court Clerk, the vital need for registered organ donors, and to register your decision visit www.trustforlife.org.
The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life is a 501C(3) non-profit organization that informs, educates, and encourages Kentuckians to be organ & tissue donors. For more information call 1-866-945-5433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.trustforlife.org.