Eastern Kentucky natives are right in the middle of the debate festivities

DANVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Students at Centre are actually on their fall break, but many decided to stay on campus and be a part of history.

WYMT’s Steve Hensley caught up with a Bell County native who says the past week has been anything but normal.

Centre College Freshman and Bell County native Alisha Russell says the last few weeks have been anything but normal on campus.

“Since school started it's been so crazy! We've got fences going up and there are people in suits everywhere, it's been fun but a little bit overwhelming at times,” Alisha Russell said.

Russell and many other students decided to stay on campus to see history unfold instead of going somewhere else for fall break.

Many of the students have also been volunteers, doing everything from giving updates on twitter to helping the network news correspondents.

“The news reporters come, they're from New York or Chicago and I say thank you sir and they're like oh sir, I'm not in New York anymore so it's a big deal to let them experience what it's like to be in the south,” Russell said.

Many on campus will watch Vice President Biden and Paul Ryan duke it out at the debate festival.

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