Residents affected by rural post office changes

BRYANTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Debbie Winchester has made a habit out of visiting the rural post office in Bryantsville nearly every morning on her way to work in Nicholasville.

But her routine will have to change on Oct. 1, when the post office cuts back its hours as part of a nationwide effort by the U.S. Postal Service to trim costs.

Winchester says the cutbacks may be inconvenient for elderly people who get their Social Security check delivered to their P.O. box at the office.

The Postal Service has been cutting back hours at smaller, rural facilities rather than close them down completely. Currently, downsizing has occurred or is planned at some 33,000 post offices around the country, including 317 in Kentucky.

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