Postal Service bringing some London work to Lexington

The U.S. Postal Service has announced that some of the work involving mail collected in and around London will be moved from its London Processing & Distribution Facility by July 1 to the Lexington Processing & Distribution Center. Essentially, mail collected around that area will now have a Lexington postmark instead of a London one.

Some employees may be reassigned to Lexington or to other vacant positions because of the change, the Postal Service said in a news release.

The change comes out of a study that began in September 2009. "Consolidating operations and placing our people where we need them is necessary if the Postal Service is to remain viable to provide mail service to the nation," said Kentuckiana District Manager Jim Kiser in the news release.

The move won't cause any delays in local delivery, and retail services will still be available at the London post office at 1760 Ky. 192 W.

Last fall, the post office also began conducting a similar study to determine whether mail processing done in Bowling Green should be moved to Nashville. The study was later halted.