New Images for Kentucky License Plates

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some of Kentucky's specialty license plates are going to change next year and the decision may disappoint some U-K and U-of-L sports fans.

The wildcat, cardinal and butterfly are being dropped while the hummingbird, dragonfly and a waterfall are being added.

They're a ruby-throated hummingbird, two blue-faced dragonflies and Cumberland Falls.

Those were the most popular among several designs displayed at the Kentucky State Fair last year and in Internet voting. Among the runners-up: orange coneflowers, a mallard, a bass and Natural Bridge, and the wildcat, cardinal and viceroy butterfly that currently appear on plates.

Nature plates cost an additional ten dollars. The extra money goes toward buying and managing natural areas and wildlife habitats across the state. The plates generate about one (m) million dollars a year.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Tom Location: Michigan on May 25, 2010 at 03:52 PM
    I like the butterfly plate. I'm sorry it isn't retained.
  • by marsha Location: williamsburg on May 10, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    I live in Whitley Co. so I am glad that the Cumberland Falls will be on the plates, along with the vatiety of others. I you don't like them you don't have to but right.
  • by Sue Location: Frankfort on May 10, 2007 at 06:20 AM
    While these new suggestions are refreshing I do believe we should still have the choice of the Wildcat and Cardinal.
  • by mel Location: lex on May 9, 2007 at 12:19 PM
    hahahahaha....sam :)
  • by Sam Location: Richmond on May 9, 2007 at 10:10 AM
    Unbridled Stupidity
  • by Judi Eck Location: Danville Ky on May 9, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    It is just another nature picture. We need something different. It is pretty, but it is boring. I would rather have the smiley face. That gave people something to talk about.
  • by Danny Location: Georgetown on May 9, 2007 at 08:26 AM
    I like the new plates. They are doing away with the wildcat and cardinal in the nature series, but they are keeping the collegiate plates of UofL and UK.
  • by Ky girl Location: Stanton on May 9, 2007 at 06:34 AM
    They still have the regular plates. These plates with butterflies, and such are extra. If you don't like them, you don't have to purchase them. Personally, I like the variety. Just like the variety of people you find in kentucky.
  • by Mikala` Location: Frankfort, Ky on May 8, 2007 at 02:40 PM
    Personally I Don't like the new liscense plate, i myself think that they should stick to the old one. Kentucky is known for the horses and also blue and white not butterflies!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on May 8, 2007 at 11:23 AM
    Share the road Kentucky


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