Yarmuth: Congressional Help for Postal Service is a Long Shot

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 […]

USPS to Conduct Area Efficiency Studies

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 […]

Louisville Ranked 4th in Postal Worker Dog Bites

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 […]

The U.S. Postal Service: What's Next?

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

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Postal Service Changes Routes in Louisville to Save Money

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,” […]