HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – We are now almost two weeks into the end of Daylights Savings Time and some are begging to go back.
The time change for some people marks the end of summer, fun, and happiness, and brings the dreary, cold and dark days of winter.
A bill pre-filed in Kentucky is looking to bring time changes to an abrupt end.
“Having to fall back or spring forward is an antiquated practice that needs to end,” says 89th district State Representative Robert Goforth.
Goforth represents Laurel County and parts of Jackson and Madison Counties.
‘We need to just lock the clock, I think it has bi-partisan support from many different groups,” says Goforth. “I think it can show that we can work together and we do commonsense things for the people of Kentucky.”
Goforth says he has received many positive comments from people in his constituency who support stopping the time change.
Cathy Barnett is not one of Goforth’s constituents but agrees with the heave-ho of fall back.
“I think that’s a great idea, I think it would be wonderful if we didn’t have to change the time twice a year and we lived by one time,” says Barnett. “The days seem shorter it’s like we have less energy it’s dark so early it seems like you’re, I’m ready for bed at like nine o’clock.”
Goforth sites his reasoning for cosponsoring the bill is more than simply making people happy.
“It causes more auto accidents, lessens worker productivity, there’s a lot of things,” says Goforth.
But, if it helps make the people they serve happier, its a bill he is more than willing to support.