KY Rural Carrier retires after 40 years with USPS

Last Saturday was Joe Calvert’s final day of work at the Morehead post office.

Calvert, who has worked for the United States Postal Service for 40 years, began his career for the Morehead post office when he was 18 years old.

He took the civil service exam when he was a freshman at Morehead State University, and began working for the post office immediately.

He says his dad, Bill, was a mail carrier for the same route, and advised him against pursuing the career.

Calvert delivers mail on Route 3, which runs up Christy Creek toward Elliott County.

Shann Porter, carrier supervisor, says, “We are going to miss him. He was an excellent carrier, and all around good to work with.”

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