Paducah Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center

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The local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union is preparing for the end of overnight delivery as the US Postal Services consolidates and changes its standards.

Paducah Local 2500 Vice President Gerl McKinney says the postal service standards will change Jan. 5, 2015, and the Paducah processing facility is set to close April 1, 2015, eliminating overnight delivery.

Paducah's US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center will not be among those shut down in the first round of closures next year. USPS officials are moving forward with a multi-billion dollar cost-cutting plan that will shutter nearly 250 mail processing centers across the country.