Special Postmark to Commemorate Kentucky Civil War Battle

From the Associated Press A special postmark is being issued this week as part of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Sacramento in western Kentucky. The U.S. Postal Service will offer the postmark starting tomorrow as part of a series of commemorations marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which raged from […]

Postal Service Studying Consolidation Of Sorting Centers

The U.S. Postal Service has begun the public comment process on the possibility of consolidating its nine mail processing centers in Kentucky. One proposal being studied would move the Elizabethtown sorting operation to Louisville, and the Lexington operation to Louisville or Knoxville, Tennessee. Spokesman David Walton says the Postal Service is looking to cuts costs […]

Green Decries Possible MLK Post Office Closure

Reacting to an announcement by the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday that three post offices in the city are being reviewed for possible closure, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, urged the federal agency to keep the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. branch open. The office named after the iconic civil rights leader is located […]

Postal Service Mulls Closing Three Louisville Locations

The U.S. Postal Service released a list Tuesday of 3,653 post offices that could be closed, including three in Louisville. But local civil rights leaders are concerned about one of the sites being reviewed because it serves as the only retail store in the city’s West End. Thousand of offices are being studied for possible […]

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 […]

Deadlines Approaching For Mailing Holiday Packages To Military

From WFPL’s Haley Hart The US Postal Service says deadlines are approaching to ensure that holiday letters and packages reach oversees military personnel on time. All Christmas-related mail going to the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan, must be postmarked by December 4th, using First Class or Priority Mail. Mail going to any other military […]

Monday Evening Flood Recovery Update

Norton Hospital said its downtown emergency department, damaged by last week’s heavy rains and flooding, would re-open at 7:00pm Monday, August 10. Much of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in south Louisville remains closed due to flood damage. Officials are hoping to re-open the emergency and radiology departments this week. The U.S. Postal Service says […]

Post Offices Under Consideration for Closure

Three Louisville post offices are under consideration for closure as the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to cut costs. The Postal Service saw a more than $2-billion shortfall last fiscal year and is anticipating another $7-billion loss this fiscal year. Louisville-area spokesperson David Walton says post offices in Beechmont, Plainview and Buechel are being […]

Blue Mailboxes Disappearing in Louisville

When’s the last time you sent an email or paid a bill online? Now how about the last time you sent a letter? This year the U-S Postal Service will deliver eight billion fewer letters than it did seven years ago. This sharp decline is why blue mailboxes are disappearing from America’s postal landscape. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports.