Will daylight saving time continue in Kentucky?
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Well, we are almost at that time of the year again, where the clocks change, and it starts getting dark super early.
Sunday marks the end of daylight saving time for 2021 so prepare to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy your extra hour of sleep.
But resetting your clocks may not continue forever.
According to the national conference of state legislature, in the last four years, 19 states have enacted legislation or passed resolutions to provide for year-round daylight saving time, if congress were to allow such a change in the future.
Senator Mike Wilson explains with the end of daylight savings time for the year coming up this weekend, the sun will rise earlier and set earlier.
“It gets darker earlier under regular time and I think a lot of people would like to stay on daylight savings time forever and not necessarily go to regular time but if you vote to go off of it then you go to regular time forever,” said Wilson.
Arizona and Hawaii have actually chosen to stay on regular time along with several U.S. territories.
The Uniform Time Act put daylight saving time in place and was officially enacted in 1966 but was also in effect earlier during World War 1 in order to save resources.
Now, the concern about daylight is not as big of an issue for workers as technology has advanced, so the time change is not as necessary as it once was, according to Kaleb Crowe, a social studies teacher at Glasgow High School.
“Everyone confuses and thinks early to bed early to rise which was Benjamin Franklin’s comment that everyone attributes to him doing this, but it was actually the Germans that used to daylight savings time first for World War I the United States use it for a period of time but the reason that this gets installed by Franklin D Roosevelt is to try to save resources,” said Crowe.
For Senator Wilson, he likes the idea of constant daylight saving time.
“My wife and I would probably enjoy just being able to stay constantly on daylight savings time and not have to go off of it because it just gets so dark so early when you’re on regular time,” said Wilson.
To voice your opinions, you can contact your local legislators.