Rush County residents are reminded to correct their clocks prior to going to bed Saturday by “springing ahead” one hour.
Daylight-saving time affords Hoosiers the opportunity to enjoy extended daylight hours during summer months.
The idea of changing times has been controversial since first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. The largest controversy centers around individuals losing sleep and adjusting to the time change.
In 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which established the time change and the dates for DST.
The changes now occur the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November. The changeover time (2 a.m.) was established to minimize disruptions.
DST is not observed in Hawaii, America Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands or Arizona.
Rushville Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins said that the time change is a good reminder for Rushville and Rush County residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.