- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2020

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge says he can’t deliver an opinion in a dispute over how mail is dispersed to Kentucky college students living in four Bowling Green apartment complexes.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Greg Stivers ruled last week that his court lacked jurisdiction in the case, the Daily News reported. Stivers said the Postal Regulatory Commission should decide the issue.

The apartment complexes near Western Kentucky University sued the United States Postal Service and a postmaster in January after the agency began delivering mail in bulk to property management offices instead of tenants’ mailboxes. The change came after the Postal Service reclassified the residences as dormitories, according to the lawsuit.

The apartments are located near the university, but they are not owned by the school, attorneys said.

The plaintiffs had sought an injunction that would require the Postal Service to stop bulk mail deliveries and return to individual deliveries.

Attorney Brian Lowder, who represents the apartment complexes, said he planned to discuss the court’s ruling with officials from each complex and determine how to proceed.

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