Eastern Ky. town concerned about dirty post office

March 19, 2013 

FLEMING-NEON — Delivering the mail can be a dirty job, but for one Eastern Kentucky town, dropping it off shouldn't be.

Officials in Fleming-Neon say the town's post office is a "disgrace," and one official called it "just dirty." They want the building cleaned up.

Mayor Susan Polls told The Mountain Eagle that if the post office isn't cleaned up after a new postmaster is appointed, she'll contact U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, and the U.S. Postal Service.

Postal Service spokesman David Walton said the manager for operations at that post office had been notified of the complaints.

Hours have been reduced recently at the Fleming-Neon post office, and the building no longer qualifies for janitorial services. Only one person staffs the office during the six hours the window is open.

Walton said the proper time for the officials to have raised their objections was when "community meetings" organized by the Postal Service were held months ago.

By September 2014, Walton said, operating hours at nearly every office in Letcher County besides Whitesburg will be reduced to two or four hours a day.

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