LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It's being billed as the second "Thrill in the 'Ville" as Centre College gets ready for thousands of visitors next month.
The school is hosting the only debate between Vice President Joe Biden and nominee Paul Ryan. Thursday morning the school's president met with business and community leaders in Lexington to discuss the event which takes place on October 11th.
At an early morning meeting of the Lexington Forum Dr. John Roush talked to members and guests about the increase of technology in education. His school has had to embrace new technology as it hosts a second vice-presidential debate in twelve years.
"We'll see not just Centre College, not just central Kentucky, but all of the commonwealth will have the occasion on that night to be involved in the highest level in determining the future of our nation," said Roush.
Having done this before Roush says things have changed in a post 9-11 world. He says the security will be at least three times what it was in 2000, when Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman faced off. This debate will cost the school three million dollars. That tab will be paid for with privately raised funds.
Hours before the debate Centre will hold a festival on their main lawn with live music and screens where people can stay and watch the debates.