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Set clocks back on Saturday night

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Residents can look forward to getting an extra hour of sleep - or fun - this weekend as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The concept of daylight saving time was first advocated in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin as a means of conserving candles by rising earlier and taking advantage of the morning light. However, it was not implemented in the United States until 1918 to conserve coal during wartime.

Campbellsville Fire & Rescue Chief Kyle Smith says the time change is a good opportunity for residents to test the batteries in their smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.