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Over 3,000 pieces of mail discovered on deceased postal worker's property

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some Elizabethtown residents may have gotten quite a surprise in their mailboxes this week.

Mail dating back to 1989 and 1990 was recently found at the home of a former Elizabethtown postal worker.

The man retired in 1993 and has since passed away.

More than 3,500 pieces of mail were discovered in a shed on his property.

Three thousand pieces are going back to the senders because recipient's addresses were rural routes, which no longer exist.

Around 500 more were heavily damaged and will be thrown away.

Only twelve pieces of mail will make it to the original recipient.

"That's being delivered to those customers yesterday and today by the postmaster with a letter of apology," said U.S. Postal Service spokesperson David Walton.

The Postal Service says the situation is tragic and is not the typical of the quality service it provides to customers.

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