Fort Wayne News-Sentinel | Lawmaker plans push for move to Central time zoneThe metropolitan areas of Evansville, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Louisville all straddle the state line, and all vary from the time zone most of the state follows (which is Eastern time, but not Daylight Saving Time). For more details see What Time Is It In Indiana?
A leading lawmaker wants the House to vote next week on a resolution asking the federal government to move most of Indiana to the Central time zone and observe daylight-saving time.
...Currently, 82 counties are in the Eastern time zone, but 77 of them do not observe daylight-saving time. Five counties in southeastern Indiana are in the Eastern zone and do observe daylight-saving time. Five counties in the northwest corner and five in the southwestern corner are in the Central time zone and observe daylight-saving time.
...The last significant legislative push for a time change was in 2001, when a group of businesses and other proponents of daylight-saving time lobbied heavily for it. They said the existing system hurts the state's image and makes it more difficult to do business with companies elsewhere.