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October 8, 2012

'Thrill in the 'Ville': VP debate comes to small-town Kentucky

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DANVILLE, Ky. —

Security is noticeable tighter than it was eight years ago. Only those with official credentials are allowed inside a secure zone, cordoned off from the rest of the college with concrete barriers topped by chain link fences.

The debate will take place inside the college's Norton Performing Arts Center, next to a field where Michael Strysick, the college's communications director, expects 70 satellite trucks to set up.

Despite all of the attention, crowds and security, everyone in Danville has been all smiles.

Well, almost.

Joe Feather, 63, operations manager for a nearby water district, said he’s so tired of politics, he’ll just be happy when it’s all over. He has no plans to attend - or even watch - Thursday's debate.

“So what?” he said.

“I’m tired of all the ads,” said Feather. “They ought to pass a law that all those ads have to be on between midnight and 6 a.m., and never on during a football game!”

He may be dreading this week. But no one else in Danville seems to be.

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Ronnie Ellis covers Kentucky politics and government for CNHI News Service. Reach him at rellis@cnhi.com.

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