Locals Have Mixed Opinions on Daylight Saving Time

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

"So everything will be organized and you don't have to worry about changing the clock and being late or being early," Natalie said, hoping the bill passes.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- It made some you late Sunday morning.

"I was going to go to church this morning, but I completely didn't get to go because of the time change," said Natalie Williams.

It made others drowsy.

"I definitely am tired today -- had to get my caffeine -- but I think it'll catch up eventually," said Kara Dobbs.

Despite that, many were happy about the days getting longer.

"I think it's a good thing, because you get more daylight and everything at this time, and it's good through the summer months and then maybe someday, it'll be year-round," said James Williams.

While Daylight Saving Time has been around a while, there's no federal law forcing areas in the U.S. to recognize it.

Hawaii and most of Arizona have decided against the extra hour of daylight.

Kentucky Rep. Kevin Sinnette introduced a bill last month suggesting the state no longer observe Daylight Saving Time.

People in Bowling Green have mixed opinions.

"So everything will be organized and you don't have to worry about changing the clock and being late or being early," Natalie said, hoping the bill passes.

"I just love being outside, so having that extra hour is just great, especially during the summer time. I love the sunshine, just love being outdoors," said Dobbs, hoping Daylight Saving Time sticks around.

The reasons why we have Daylight Saving Time vary. Some say it exists to reduce electricity usage, while others believe farmers needed the extra daylight.

"You know, they started this Daylight Saving Time for agriculture and farmers. Well we don't really do that anymore. We don't have 1,000 people working by hand out in the fields. We have machinery and machinery doesn't care if the hours change," said John Bauerle, who also hopes the bill passes.

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