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Hannah Penne

All About The Light….And The House

April 11, 2015

The first documented lighthouse was the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built in 200 BC on the island of Pharos by the Egyptian Emperor Ptolemy. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is thought to have been 492 ft (150 metres) high – about three times taller than modern lighthouses. Romans emperors built […]


Say Stop …Then You Go

April 10, 2015

Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar. In 1868, British railroad signal engineer J P Knight invented the first traffic light, a lantern with red and green signals. It was installed at the intersection of George and Bridge Streets in front of the the British House of Commons to control the flow […]


Madison Police arrest local man for soliciting a child over the internet

April 9, 2015

MADISON-The Madison Police made an arrest on Thursday, April 9th.  They arrested one man on charges of Solicitation of a Child.  Here is how the Madison Police describe the events: “The Madison Police Department arrested 25 year old Justin David Beatty today for one count of Electronic Solicitation of a Child. He was arrested at […]


Franklin County Drug Task Force Shuts Down Meth Lab

April 9, 2015

RUSSELLVILLE-The Franklin  County Drug Task Force along with investigators from the Franklin county Sheriff’s Office and Russellville Police made a drug bust in Russellville on Wednesday, April 8th.  Here is how Sheriff Shannon Oliver describes the events leading up to the arrest of one man: “After receiving information about drug activity, the Franklin County Drug […]


Galeophobia…..this Word Describes MOST Of Us

April 9, 2015

Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Their body frames are not made up of bones – they are made of cartilage, the tough, fibrous tissue that shapes our noses and ears. Instead of scales shark skins have small tooth-like spikes that are so […]


Cutouts Or Bulge….Which Style Are You?

April 8, 2015

Lee Cooper designed Packit jeans in the 1970s to help a man’s bulge appear larger. Singers such as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi wore the pants to increase their on-stage “presence”. (But that’s not the reason why Bruce Springsteen is called “The Boss!”) Tight jeans is known to hamper concupiscence (libido) whereas the bigger […]


One Arrested In Shooting Incident In Decatur

April 7, 2015

DECATUR-The Decatur Police responded to a shots fired call on Monday, April 6th.  Here is how they describe events leading up to the arrest of one man: “SYNOPSIS OF OFFENSE & ARREST: On April 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm, Officers with the Decatur Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a shooting in the 1200 block […]


When is it “antique”… or is it just “old”?

April 7, 2015

An antique (Latin: antiquus; “old”, “ancient”) is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. But when is an object considered antique? According to […]


Can You Squirt Blood From Your Eyes….Well …This Little Guy Can

April 6, 2015

Certain types of horned lizards are able to squirt a directed stream of their own blood from the corners of their eyes at predators as much as 5 feet away.  They accomplish this squirting action via severely restricting blood flow away from their heads, with the resulting increase in blood pressure in their heads bursting […]


Easter Bunny…..Why?

April 5, 2015

The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of […]


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