After serving as Stanford's postmaster since 2005, John Dampier assumed the role of Nicholasville postmaster last Thursday, Aug. 20.
Dampier started his postal service career in 1995 as a letter carrier in Lexington after serving in the U.S. Navy. Postal work is in Dampier's blood.
"My grandfather was a postmaster in Mt. Olivet, Ky.," he said. "When I got off active duty, I went and signed up. I worked at Trim Masters and Dixon Associates Pipeline down on the drag strip, and I kind of forgot about the post office until they called me. I heard back in about a year; normally, with civilians, it's three to five years."
Since ending his active duty service in the Navy, Dampier has lived in Nicholasville.
Over the years, Dampier said the delivery methods of the post office hasn't changed much, but the there have been some noticeable changes.