Kentucky License PlatesSeveral special types, as well as Handicapped, are now using the generic 1234 A/A series. Jacob Newkirk reports that Kentucky uses a special registration code (not displayed on the plate) in conjunction with these plates that denotes the plate type to avoid confusion.
Jacob Newkirk reports that Kentucky is using a different type of reflective sheeting now, probably supplied by Avery Dennison. The blue fade background is considerably brighter than the earlier issues. The "squiggle" hologram appears to be gone, and the old silhouette of the state with the year the plate was made is gone, replaced by an outline of the state with "KY" inside it.
11 - black on yellow
12 - black on green
13 - black on red
14 - black on yellow
15 - black on green
15 - black on white (Print On Demand type)
16 - black on red
16 - black on white (Print On Demand type)
17 - black on white (Print On Demand type)
New Print On Demand stickers are now in use in some counties. The date format has the month and year with KY vertically stacked in between. Examples - a May expiration for 2016 is coded 05KY6, and an October expiration is coded 10KY6. (The 6 is for 2016.) The numbers for the month and year are now larger than on previous stickers. The plate number also appears on the sticker. It appears that black on white will be the standard color now. Since there were already some original style stickers for 16 in black on red, there are two types of Exp. 16 stickers in use.
Charles Humphrey reports that some 15 stickers also appeared in the black on white Print On Demand type. They were coded with the same format, except that 5 appeared in the last position to denote Exp. 15.
Thanks to Jason DeCesare for the font!