Rushville Republican

March 9, 2013

Reset clocks Saturday night

Spring ahead to DST

Frank Denzler
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — In keeping with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which established the time and dates of change for Daylight-Saving Time, Rush County residents are reminded to correct their clocks prior to going to bed Saturday by springing ahead one hour.

The official change of time, which takes place at 2 a.m., was chosen to minimize disruptions while affording Hoosiers the opportunity to enjoy extended daylight hours during summer months.

The Energy Policy Act was signed by then President George W. Bush and set the dates for the semi-annual time changes as the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.

Rushville Fire Chief Chuck Jenkins said the time change also serves as a good reminder for tenants and property owners to change the batteries in their smoke detectors as they change their clocks.

DST, which has been a topic of discussion and controversy since first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784.is not observed in Hawaii, America Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Marina Islands or Arizona.



Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106