FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) - Kentuckians have purchased more than 100,000 standard license plates bearing the national motto, “In God We Trust,” since the plate was introduced in January as a no-added-cost option for passenger vehicles.
The sales represent 16.5 percent of total standard-issue license plate sales, according to the Department of Vehicle Regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
2011 is the first year that Kentucky motorists registering passenger vehicles have had a choice between two standard-issue license plates. Both feature the “Unbridled Spirit” brand, but one plate also bears the motto, “In God We Trust.”
Both plates are available in county clerk offices for the standard-issue fee of $21 each. Unlike a special license plate, there is no extra fee for a standard-issue plate.
Sales of the “In God We Trust” plate thus far in 2011 totaled 103,519 at the close of business on Tuesday, Sept. 27.