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Secretary of State Trey Grayson Announces Launch of Newly-Designed Website at
Press Release Date:  May 3, 2005

Leslie A. Fugate
Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office
Director of Communications
(502) 564-3490

Peter D. Fairhurst
Director of Marketing
(502) 875-3733


FRANKFORT, KY – May 3, 2005 – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced that his office now has a new online presence, located at The Office of the Secretary of State officially launched its re-designed site a little over a week ago and it is also available through the state’s official Web portal at

“This new site was created to make it easier for citizens to find the information and services they need from this office,” said Secretary Grayson.  “I’m also pleased to report that the design follows accessibility standards, which take into account the needs of all of our citizens.”

The newly-designed website is much easier to navigate and it offers information on all office responsibilities, including business services, elections, administrative services, land records, and executive information. Additionally, locating the numerous interactive online services, such as UCC Filing and Annual Business Renewal, are also more accessible. The new website was designed in large part based on input from Kentucky citizens, including business owners and attorneys, who use the website on a regular basis. The website regularly receives over 1.5 million accesses per month, making it one of Kentucky state government’s most popular sites.

“We’re making a serious effort to allow Kentuckians to conduct their business with this office online,” said Secretary Grayson. “Our new site was designed to make that even easier and more convenient for our citizens.  By putting these services online, we conduct business more efficiently and effectively.”

The website was built by the Office of the Secretary of State in partnership with, which also built and maintains the Commonwealth’s official website at

About is the official website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive LLC.  Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive helps state agencies Web-enable their eGovernment services and is the subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) that built, operates, markets, and maintains on behalf of the state.
About NIC
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world.  The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online.  NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 2,000 state and local agencies that serve more than 55 million people in the United States.  Additional information is available at





Last updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2005