Friday, September 23, 2011

Rural residents unhappy with president's endorsement of ending Saturday mail delivery

President Obama's endorsement of the U.S. Postal Service's wish to end Saturday mail delivery will affect rural areas the most, Todd Kleffman of The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Ky., reports.

Local resident Holly Henson told Kleffman people living in the Kentucky town of about 16,000 rely on Saturday mail delivery. She receives prescriptions and vitamins for cancer treatment through the mail and worries delivery could be delayed if the post office is closed on Saturday.

Carolyn Smith, postmistress in Hustonville, a very small town near Danville, told Kleffman that the two hours her post office is open on Saturday morning are busy because people who don't have time to come in during the week do so then. She said if the post office wasn't open on Saturday, "it would make people unhappy." (Read more)

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