A technology breakdown Thursday morning prevented circuit court clerks across Kentucky from issuing new and renewed driver's licenses for about four hours.
The issue stemmed from problems at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, which connects to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's computer system, transportation spokeswoman Lisa Tolliver said.
The AAMVA's computers review the status of drivers to ensure that they're in good standing and eligible for a license.
Clerks began noticing the problem about 8:15 a.m., and officials with AAMVA resolved the issue about 12:30 p.m., Tolliver said.
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There are more than 140 offices where driver's licenses are issued in Kentucky, and all of them were thought to be affected by the outage, she said.