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Grand Opening of New Driver's License Office in Independence Set for October 23

Kenton Circuit Clerk (KCC) John C. Middleton has announced the opening of a new driver’s license location with a Grand Opening for Life celebration. The new location is at 1655 Delaware Crossing in Independence.

This location brings the Kenton Circuit Clerk’s driver’s license office back together with the Kentucky State Police (KSP) driver’s testing facility, which was formerly located on Stevenson Road in Erlanger while the KCC driver’s license issuance facility was formerly located in the old courthouse in Independence. The new location will serve as a driver’s testing facility for both the written and road test for the State Police and a driver’s license issuance facility for Kenton Circuit Clerk John C. Middleton. Middleton’s office will issue licenses, permits, Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL), motorcycle licenses, child identification and state identification cards from the new facility. The consolidation has four customer service issuing stations increasing customer satisfaction and reducing wait times.

The Grand Opening for Life celebration on Friday, October 23, will spotlight the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life Organ and Tissue Donation Program. Kenton Circuit Clerk John C. Middleton, the Trust for Life and partner Life Center, will host the event starting at 2:00 p.m. featuring a ribbon cutting with NKY Chamber President Trey Grayson and a keynote speech by former Kenton County School Superintendent Tim Hanner, an organ donor recipient.

Please join our celebration and enjoy some light refreshments, free items, selfie station and door prizes.  Door prizes will be awarded at 2 pm and every 22 minutes afterwards to recognize this important life saving mission.  Each day 22 children, men and women die waiting for a transplant. With continued education and registration, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk’s Trust for Life Organ and Tissue Donation Program is working so that no one dies while waiting.

The Trust for life is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation. Since 1992 Circuit Clerk’s have requested $1 from each Kentuckian obtaining a driver’s license or ID. The Trust has raised over $7 million and registered over 1.3 million Kentuckians on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

“We are excited to share this event with the Life Center Organ Donor Network and the Trust for Life to promote and educate about the life saving power of organ and tissue donation.” said Circuit Clerk John Middleton. “We have been working on this new location or sometime and are excited to see it come to fruition. We strive for the best customer service and being cutting edge, like having the selfie station.”

For more information on the Trust for Life, visit  For more information on the Life Center, visit  For more information on Kenton County drivers licensing, visit

Staff report/Photo: John Middleton (Facebook)