Post Office site will do area good

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By Staff

The announcement by the Postal Service selecting the 500 block of West Stephen Foster for the retail outlet for the Bardstown Post Office was not a big surprise.

Late last year the real estate arm of the service had announced it had narrowed its choices to two sites.

In an editorial at the time we said we hoped the site closest to downtown would be chosen because it is important to maintain core services in the core area of a community. That said we can see some positives for the site selected.

The Maple Hill area, west of Bardstown, needs the commercial boost. With the exception of the new Barton visitors center, too much of the area appears to be in decline.

The new 3,000 square foot building that will be leased to the Postal Service should be a shot in the arm for the area.