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New Transy License Plate Available Jan. 1

A new Transylvania license plate will become available January 1 to alumni and friends living in Kentucky. The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, which sponsors the college license plate program, will return $10 to Transylvania for each license plate sold or renewed. “We’re thrilled with the striking new look of the license plate,” said Natasa Pajic ’96, director of alumni programs. “In addition to promoting the University, the license plate program has resulted in over $22,000 for the University’s scholarship fund since it began five years ago.” The new license plate design is the work of Barbara Grinnell, graphic designer in the Transy publications office.

In 2006, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends purchased or renewed 601 Transy plates, resulting in $6,010 for scholarships and putting Transy in second place among the 19 participating private colleges.

Vehicle owners who already have a Transy tag can get a new one any time after January 1 at their county clerk’s office, or in the owner’s birth month when the annual registration fee is due. The cost of the Transy plate is $44 for the first year and $31 to renew in subsequent years.

Regular issue plates are $21. Be sure to take photo identification, vehicle title, and proof of insurance to the county clerk’s office, and call ahead to make sure a Transy plate is in stock.

Vehicle owners with regular issue “Unbridled Spirit” license plates must return the old plate to the county clerk’s office to obtain a new Transy plate.

For more information, including contact information for your county clerk, visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing at www.kytc.state.ky.us/mvl.

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