The U.S. Postal Service is on the brink of defaulting on its employee pension obligations and is asking congressional leaders for assistance, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says lawmakers may have too much on their plate to help the ailing agency. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday the agency was likely… Continue reading Yarmuth: Congressional Help for Postal Service is a Long Shot
By Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The U.S. Postal Service is conducting a study of the efficiency of its Louisville and Lexington hubs. Spokesman David Walton says the study will determine whether some of the duties handled in the Lexington Processing and Distribution Center could be performed more efficiently at the Louisville facility. The USPS… Continue reading USPS to Conduct Area Efficiency Studies
According to the United States Postal Service, 40 letter carriers in Louisville were attacked by dogs in 2010. That makes us 4th on the list of cities with the most attacks. The Postal Service says 5,669 postal workers were attacked nationwide in 2010. The announcement coincides with National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 15-21). The… Continue reading Louisville Ranked 4th in Postal Worker Dog Bites
The stamp commemorating Barbara Jordan was featured in the Oak and Acorn ElderServe center. Jordan was the first African-American woman from the south elected to Congress. Postal Service spokesperson David Walton says the is part of the Black Heritage series.
The PACT Act took effect in June. It was meant to keep tobacco out of the hands of minors and required anyone mailing tobacco products to send them through tracked and confirmed Express Mail. But Express Mail cannot go to many foreign combat zones.
When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Or used your local post office for business purposes? The United States Postal Service sure wishes you would. In a society where “snail mail” is swiftly becoming replaced by fast-paced Internet technology, the United States Postal Service is working to ensure that it remains an integral part of everyday American life. Join us Thursday as we discuss the past, present, and future of the United States Postal Service, an iconic American tradition. Listen to the Show
The U.S. Postal Service may have to cut back more services in the face of mounting economic pressure.
This week’s ice storm has hampered mail delivery in several parts of the state.
The U.S. Postal Service is making some changes, and Louisville is no exception. Louisville spokesperson David Walton says the national recession has sparked a rapid decline in first-class mail. Therefore, they’re revising their routes to make them more efficient. Walton says route changes aren’t that unusual. “These particular route adjustments will be completed by February,”… Continue reading Postal Service Changes Routes in Louisville to Save Money