USPS: rural post offices to stay open with reduced hours

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

After lots of criticism, many rural post offices could be staying open.

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service decided to back off today on a plan to close 3,700 rural post offices after May 15. Officials said they hope to simply reduce the operating hours.

"This is pretty much a win-win situation not only for communities to keep their post offices open but also for the postal service because it will allow us to achieve significant cost savings," said Spokesperson David Walton.

The plan, which still needs regulatory approval, is expected to
save the postal service half a billion dollars a year, but would not start until 2014.

More than four hundred post offices in kentucky will be affected. A list of all those affected is available at the link below.

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