http://www.mytrimblenews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Shelby Energy office to close http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/shelby-energy-office-close <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shelby_office.jpg" alt="Pictured is the Shelby Energy district office on Alexander Avenue just off U.S. 42 in Bedford. The facility is slated to close after business hours on Sept. 15. Members of the cooperative will still be able to make their regular payments at two locations in Trimble County: Riverside Smoker&#039;s Friendly in Milton and Poppy&#039;s General Store in Bedford." title="Pictured is the Shelby Energy district office on Alexander Avenue just off U.S. 42 in Bedford. The facility is slated to close after business hours on Sept. 15. Members of the cooperative will still be able to make their regular payments at two locations in Trimble County: Riverside Smoker&#039;s Friendly in Milton and Poppy&#039;s General Store in Bedford." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> Managing Editor<br /> Shelby Energy Cooperative plans to close the utility cooperative&rsquo;s Trimble County district office at 10 Alexander Avenue in Bedford at the conclusion of business hours on Sept. 15, according to announcements circulated to cooperative members recently. The cooperative had scheduled an advertisement to be placed in today&rsquo;s issue of The Trimble Banner but pulled the ad on Tuesday morning.<br /> Back to School Fair tomorrow Bedford Elem. http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/back-school-fair-tomorrow-bedford-elem <p> Staff Report<br /> The Trimble County Youth Services Center and Family Resource Center are teaming up to host a Back to School Fair, which will be held tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Bedford Elementary School.<br /> This will be a community-wide effort to provide clothes and shoes for those students and adults who are living on a tight budget. Be sure to tell anyone you know might be in need of this outreach effort to make them aware of this opportunity.<br /> Financial report focus of school board http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/financial-report-focus-school-board <p> By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> District Finance Officer Phillip Harmon presented a summary of Financial Reports during the July 19 meeting of the Trimble County Board of Education.<br /> The June 2017 Financial Summary showed the actual balance as of June 30, 2017 to be $2,013,770.41. This is a decrease of $372,970.64 from May.<br /> For the month of June, the General Fund had $459,487.90 and $1,851,348.28 in expenses.<br /> Taxes collected to date<br /> Property Tax<br /> Month--$0<br /> Year--$1,833,410.34<br /> Franchise Tax<br /> State parks offering Aug. 21 eclipse events http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/state-parks-offering-aug-21-eclipse-events <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. &ndash; Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August.<br /> Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with &ldquo;The Star Geezer&rdquo; Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presentation the weekend before the eclipse.<br /> Poison Ivy http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/poison-ivy <p> An unnamed force in the universe seems bent on stripping me of any ego I may have possessed. As a young person I was able to take horrendous spills and walk away uninjured. The chill of winter was no deterrent to a day spent playing outdoors. Bare feet were made to run over rocks with the same immunity to pain as were shoes. Finally, I could roll around in poison ivy with absolutely no reaction.<br /> Expansion in soy acres drives investments http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/expansion-soy-acres-drives-investments <p> CHICAGO &ndash; The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops. At the United Soybean Board&rsquo;s (USB) July meeting, the booming supply of soy was a topic of discussion &ndash; as was the need for continued strong demand. Conversations shifted from increasing volume to maximizing value to set farmers up for long-term profitability.<br /> Create and keep a new healthy habit http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/create-and-keep-new-healthy-habit <p> Habits can be good or they can be not-so-good.&nbsp; Have you ever tried to change on of your not-so-good habits, only to go back to your usual routine?&nbsp; It is hard to keep up the motivation for a change in behavior.<br /> Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are trying to create and keep a new, healthy habit.<br /> It does not have to be &ldquo;all-or-nothing&rdquo;<br /> Steps to give your summer garden new life http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/steps-give-your-summer-garden-new-life <p> Summer&rsquo;s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.<br /> It&rsquo;s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.&nbsp; Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.<br />