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Martha Post office among 3,700 nationwide being studied for closure, USPS announced today...

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets.

 

The financially-troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study 3,653 local offices, branches and stations for possible closing. But many of those may be replaced by Village Post Offices in which postal services are offered in local stores, libraries or government offices.

 

"It's no secret that the Postal Service is looking to change the way we do a lot of things," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said at a briefing. "We do feel that we are still relevant to the American public and the economy, but we have to make some tough choices."

 

Currently the post office operates 31,871 retail outlets across the country, down from 38,000 a decade ago, but in recent years business has declined sharply as first-class mail moved to the Internet. In addition, the recession resulted in a decline in advertising mail, and the agency lost $8 billion last year.

 

Most of the offices that face review are in rural areas and have low volumes of business. As many as 3,000 post offices have only two hours of business a day even though they are open longer, said postal vice president Dean Granholm.

 

Coming under review doesn't necessarily mean an office will close. The post office announced in January it was reviewing 1,400 offices for closing. So far 280 have been closed and 200 have finished the review process and will remain open.

 

Once an office is selected for a review, people served by that office will have 60 days to file their comments. If an office is to be closed, they will be able to appeal to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/25/1824113/post-office-looking-to-close-offices.html#ixzz1TEoz8B8D


 Here is a list of the post offices in Kentucky that may be closed by the USPS. Several of them are in the tri-county area of Lawrence-Johnson-Martin Counties. The announcement did not give the date of closure.

 


Kentucky

Office

City

Zip Code

ALPHA

ALPHA

42603

BASKETT

BASKETT

42402

BREEDING

BREEDING

42715

CANE VALLEY

CANE VALLEY

42720

COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS

42032

CROMWELL

CROMWELL

42333

DUNBAR

DUNBAR

42219

GRADYVILLE

GRADYVILLE

42742

HAMPTON

HAMPTON

42047

HOLLAND

HOLLAND

42153

JETSON

JETSON

42252

KNOB LICK

KNOB LICK

42154

LOVELACEVILLE

LOVELACEVILLE

42060

LYNNVILLE

LYNNVILLE

42063

MC HENRY

MC HENRY

42354

MOUNT HERMON

MOUNT HERMON

42157

ROCHESTER

ROCHESTER

42273

SAINT CHARLES

SAINT CHARLES

42453

SMITH MILLS

SMITH MILLS

42457

SULLIVAN

SULLIVAN

42460

TILINE

TILINE

42083

WHEATCROFT

WHEATCROFT

42463

WINDSOR

WINDSOR

42565

WOODBURY

WOODBURY

42288

AUSTIN

AUSTIN

42123

BRADFORDSVILLE

BRADFORDSVILLE

40009

CANMER

CANMER

42722

HUDSON

HUDSON

40145

MACKVILLE

MACKVILLE

40040

MANNSVILLE

MANNSVILLE

42758

MC QUADY

MC QUADY

40153

MOUNT SHERMAN

MOUNT SHERMAN

42764

REYNOLDS STATION

REYNOLDS STATION

42368

RHODELIA

RHODELIA

40161

STEPHENSPORT

STEPHENSPORT

40170

WEBSTER

WEBSTER

40176

WEST LOUISVILLE

WEST LOUISVILLE

42377

WHITE MILLS

WHITE MILLS

42788

AIR MAIL FACILITY

LOUISVILLE

40221

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

LOUISVILLE

40211

SHELBY

LOUISVILLE

40217

DOVER

DOVER

41034

ELIZAVILLE

ELIZAVILLE

41037

FORT THOMAS

FORT THOMAS

41075

GRAHN

GRAHN

41142

JONESVILLE

JONESVILLE

41052

KENTON

KENTON

41053

MILFORD

MILFORD

41061

MUSES MILLS

MUSES MILLS

41065

PERRY PARK

PERRY PARK

40363

PLUMMERS LANDING

PLUMMERS LANDING

41081

QUINCY

QUINCY

41166

SOLDIER

SOLDIER

41173

SULPHUR

SULPHUR

40070

ARY

ARY

41712

ASHER

ASHER

40803

BEVINSVILLE

BEVINSVILLE

41606

BIG LAUREL

BIG LAUREL

40808

BLUE RIVER

BLUE RIVER

41607

BOONS CAMP

BOONS CAMP

41204

BRYANTS STORE

BRYANTS STORE

40921

BURDINE

BURDINE

41517

CANNEL CITY

CANNEL CITY

41408

CARRIE

CARRIE

41725

CLAYHOLE

CLAYHOLE

41317

CLOSPLINT

CLOSPLINT

40927

CRANKS

CRANKS

40820

DAVID

DAVID

41616

DAYHOIT

DAYHOIT

40824

DEANE

DEANE

41812

DELPHIA

DELPHIA

41735

DENNISTON

DENNISTON

40316

DEWITT

DEWITT

40930

DICE

DICE

41736

DWALE

DWALE

41621

DWARF

DWARF

41739

EMMALENA

EMMALENA

41740

EOLIA

EOLIA

40826

FALCON

FALCON

41426

FISTY

FISTY

41743

FORDS BRANCH

FORDS BRANCH

41526

HALLIE

HALLIE

41821

HAZARD DOWNTOWN

HAZARD

41701

HIMA

HIMA

40951

HINKLE

HINKLE

40953

HOSKINSTON

HOSKINSTON

40844

HUEYSVILLE

HUEYSVILLE

41640

INGRAM

INGRAM

40955

JACKHORN

JACKHORN

41825

KRYPTON

KRYPTON

41754

LACKEY

LACKEY

41643

LEJUNIOR

LEJUNIOR

40849

LICK CREEK

LICK CREEK

41540

LONE

LONE

41347

MALONE

MALONE

41451

MARTHA

MARTHA

41159

MINNIE

MINNIE

41651

MIRACLE

MIRACLE

40856

MIZE

MIZE

41352

MYRA

MYRA

41549

OIL SPRINGS

OIL SPRINGS

41238

PARTRIDGE

PARTRIDGE

40862

PATHFORK

PATHFORK

40863

PILGRIM

PILGRIM

41250

PREMIUM

PREMIUM

41845

PUTNEY

PUTNEY

40865

ROARK

ROARK

40979

ROGERS

ROGERS

41365

ROXANA

ROXANA

41848

SAINT HELENS

SAINT HELENS

41368

SASSAFRAS

SASSAFRAS

41759

SCALF

SCALF

40982

SECO

SECO

41849

SEXTONS CREEK

SEXTONS CREEK

40983

SILER

SILER

40763

SITKA

SITKA

41255

SLEMP

SLEMP

41763

STONEY FORK

STONEY FORK

40988

TEABERRY

TEABERRY

41660

TOMAHAWK

TOMAHAWK

41262

TOTZ

TOTZ

40870

TRAM

TRAM

41663

TROSPER

TROSPER

40995

VEST

VEST

41772

VINCENT

VINCENT

41386

WARBRANCH

WARBRANCH

40874

WEEKSBURY

WEEKSBURY

41667

WILDIE

WILDIE

40492

WILLIAMSPORT

WILLIAMSPORT

41271

YERKES

YERKES

41778

MASON

MASON

41054

Armstrong says Keeton won't be back this year as LCHS Athletic Director;

 

LOUISA, Ky. -- Meeting in a short special session Thursday night, the Lawrence County Board of Education took care of necessary beginning of school year items and approved a new program that will provide eight hours of training for residents concerning healthy marriages and relationships. There are no income guidelines.

Central office assistant Betty Mullins, who supervises parent involvement programs for the school sysytem, explained the new program including the fact that it is free of charge to the school system and those who participate through the HEAD START program. She said the eight hours training will be divided into four, two hour sessions.

BOE members Barbara Robinson, Madelynn Roberts and Sue Michael at Thursday's special session.BOE members Barbara Robinson, Madelynn Roberts and Sue Michael at Thursday's special session.BOE member Jim See said he believes lawrence County can potentially benefit from the program. "There are a lot of family type prroblems and hundreds of single family households in Lawrence County, if this program works, maybe we can help ease some of the problems," See said.  Madelynn Roberts made the motion to join the program and See the second  and the motion passed unanimously.

Superintendent Mike Armstrong informed the board that that Louisa City Police Chief had contacted him and said his department may no longer be able to place an officer at LCHS due to the city's mounting budget problems. The board had unanimously voted to continue the School Resource Officer program which places LPD sergeant Ed Cordle at the high school for half a day five days a week. The board pays the LPD $7,200 per year for the service. A

Armstrong said the check was sent to Claxon prompting the response. "I also contaced Sheriff Garrett Roberts and he said essentially the same thing," Armstrong said. "He just cannot spare an officer for the program since he, too, is running on a tight budget. Armstrong acknowledged that the board sliced the sheriff's fee for collecting property taxes for the board from 4% to 3% last year which cost the LCSO more than $25,000.

Armstrong said he called Claxon back and asked him to reconsider or try to come up with some type of program for LCHS and Claxon told him he would do his best. But, as it stands at the present there will be no Resource Officer this school year.

In a related matter, Armstrong said Roberts is trying to work out a local program that would replace the current K-9 program which prodides search animals to snaiff out drugs and other prohibited items at the schools at a cost of $8,000 per year. The board decided to table the contract extension for K-9 Services until Roberts has a opportunity to see if his office can handle it.


  • Approved Second Reading of Policy 07.1 Food/School Nutrition Services and Policy 03.222 Holidays and Vacations – Classified Personnel

  • Approved on motion of Madelynn Roberts and second by See, the 2011-2012 LCHS Student Handbook. In the handbook students will see that a new state mandate will require them to take exit exams for four classes, English II, Algebra II, U.S. History and Biology which will count as 20% of their grades in those subjects beginning this year. He also explained, after a question by Garnett Skaggs, that there will need to be a planned four year course of study developed for LCHS students so as to not have students taking the exam at the end of their final semester.

  • Approved 2011-2012 LCHS Student Fees at the same price as last year.

  • Approve 2011-2012 Lawrence County Schools Pre-school Tuition ($150 per month-same as last year). Armstrong, whose wife Toni heads up the pre-school program, said the number of students applying for the program is booming and may require three classrooms this year. He noted that low income guidelines for Head Start are followed and students whose parents pay the $150 tuition per month are placed on a list after all the low income students are placed in classrooms. He also said there is awaiting list and if a new student moves into the district that meets the income guidelines, one of the tuition paying students will be bumped. The classes cannot exceed 20 students. He said the student that would be bumped would be the last student enrolled.

  • Approved Louisa West Elementary’s use of Lifetouch Portraits for 2011-12

  • Approved Louisa West Elementary fundraiser request: Queen Fundraising
  • Approved update to Lawrence County Schools 2011-2012 Salary Schedule. The salary schedule remains the same for hourly employees but they, along with all other employees will be reduced by two days this year.

Superintendent’s Personnel Action/Update

Hiring:

Joy Dillow - Teacher at LCHS

David DeSario - Teacher at LCHS

Autumn Mitchell - Teacher at Blaine Elementary

Anita Laney - Teacher at Blaine Elementary

Tiffaney Looney - Librarian at Louisa West Elementary School

 

Randy KeetonRandy KeetonSuperintendent Mike Armstrong said after the meeting that veteran sports figure Randy Keeton, who resigned last month as a driver's ecucation teacher at LCHS will not return as Athletic's Director at the school this year. Armstrong said no replacement had been hired, but the position will be posted and a new AD will be on board soon. He declined to elaborate. 

 




 

Louisa Rotary hears Tri-State Physical Therapy owner explain services;

LOUISA, Ky. -- Rotary members are working hard at securing donations for their annual Rotary Radio Auction, which will be held Tuesday- Thursday, August 2-4, 2011 on WZAQ. While the number of cards they've had returned for donations are somewhat lower, for this time of year, the dollar amounts of what has been donated is unusually high for this point in the planning of the event, and they expect the auction to be just as successful as it always has been in the past.

At this week's meeting, Thursday, July 21, 2011, Rotary welcomed Paul Castle (standing in photo above) of Tri-State Rehab Services as their guest speaker. This rehab/fitness facility has been located on the "the old Pamida shopping mall" sandwiched in between the Dollar Store and the Chinese restaurant for approximately ten years.

"It's been my goal, as is the common goal of many local businesses here in Louisa, to bring quality services to a small place. So often, people tend to think, small town, small services that are not up to par as what you would find in a larger city, but that is not so of Tri-State Rehab Services," stated Paul Castle, owner, who went on to add, "I have a strong commitment to very good customer service for everyone."

Castle is a graduate of not only Morehead but also University of Kentucky and can be seen in the Louisa Tri-State Rehab facility often. He says he has a "soft spot" for Louisa,  although he also owns four other facilities in Ironton, Ashland, Huntington, and New Boston. He explained to the Rotarians that while there is the physical therapy side to his business, he also "sells" exercise as a doctor would prescribe medication for various ailments.

"Exercise is a preventative for every health ailment ranging from your heart, to joints, to even cancer, and in many cases can be a cure or even delay some treatments," said Castle.

He went on to explain his is really two businesses in one:  therapeutic and physical. While other gyms may have pools, tennis and racquet ball courts, he puts his gym facilities against any others, and the same with his therapy, he puts it against anything you would find in a larger city anywhere in the country. Tri-State can do rehab with or without doctor's orders, the only difference being most insurances won't cover the charges unless you have doctor's orders; and as to the gym aspect, they can customize an exercise routine on an individual basis.

Tri-State was again selected by the Lawrence County Board of Education for therapy services for LCHS athletes and other students at Monday night's BOE meetig. Supt. Mike Armstrong said services from Tri-State are "exceptional" for Lawrence County students.

Charges for physical therapy are dependent on insurance carriers, but as another part of his customer service, he will have the secretary call ahead and find out exactly what one's insurance will cover and will not before services are rendered and a patient is stuck with an unwanted bill. For a one year membership to the fitness gym it is $160 or $120 for Senior Citizens over 65 years of age.

Tri-State Rehab Services is open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. They also extend physical therapy hours to 6pm, to accommodate those who may work and need to wait until after work to attend their appointment.

Castle ended the program with handing out brochures and pens to the Rotarians and answering their questions.


 

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