Lexington residents are receiving a different kind of receipt when they renew their motor vehicle registrations.
The familiar blue and white slip of paper has been replaced with an 81/2- by 11-inch sheet that has the registration sticker embedded on it. The new receipts bear the same information as the old ones, just in a different format.
The change took effect Monday and is part of a statewide rollout of a new system in conjunction with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, according to a news release from the Fayette County clerk's office.
"This is a huge step forward in automation for both county clerks and the Transportation Cabinet," Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins said in the release. "The embedded decal will prevent the public from misplacing the sticker before they apply it to their license plate. In addition, we are also implementing a document scanning process that will dramatically reduce the amount of paper we store and ship to the transportation cabinet."
The new receipts are being used in 42 counties and are expected to be provided throughout the rest of the state by the end of the month, the clerk's office said.