Technology upgrades have been made at the county clerk's office in Lincoln County. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announce the installation of new computer equipment for the office in Stanford. The KYTC is installing the equipment as part of a statewide Automated Vehicle Information System (AVIS) computer upgrade that will take place in Kentucky during the next three years.
"It's hard to imagine, but in some counties this old computer equipment has been in use for about a quarter of a century," said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. "Gov. Fletcher's commitment to this project has made the system upgrades possible. The county clerks desperately need new equipment so they can do their jobs more efficiently."
As the result of a Transportation Cabinet initiative, the state's budget now includes $750,000 over the next two years to replace old terminals, printers, and networks in county clerk's offices all across the Commonwealth. The two-part AVIS upgrade will include replacement of network equipment and hardware, as well as software enhancements. The system improvements are being made first in the 60 smallest counties in the state. The network used by the county clerks will be updated, old terminals will be replaced with PCs, and mainframe printers are being discarded in favor of new PC printers that will be used for vehicle registrations.