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Our thoughts... Not mailing it in
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It was certainly a terrible storm that we just experienced. Many folks couldn’t leave their homes for days, schools were closed and (the horror of it all!) no mail for two days.

Not receiving mail is akin to having the cable go off in the middle of the Super Bowl.

Many of us remember this quote: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Truth is, mail folks are really human just like us, and when ice covers the road, the mail is not going to get out.

The quote attributed to the postal service was apparently penned 2,500 years ago by the Greek historian Herodotus.

Herodotus, who was reporting on the war between the Persians and the Greeks, was writing about the Persian mounted postal carriers, whom he deeply respected.

The postal service has no such motto.

Here at The Covington News we have no such motto either, but we are proud that our carriers braved the icy conditions and in most cases delivered Wednesday’s paper to our loyal customers even though it was later than usual.

Like Herodotus who held the Persians in high esteem, we salute our carriers, and thank them for their dedication.