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Ky. town, college hoping for boost from VP debate

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Politicians aren't the only ones looking for a debate-related boost when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go toe-to-toe in Kentucky. All of Danville is hoping to benefit from the vice presidential debate Thursday.

Streets have been repaved, flowers planted and new signs erected around this central Kentucky town of about 16,000. One bar is prepping cocktails named for Ryan and Biden while stores have stocked up on politically themed merchandise.

Centre College, the debate site, also hopes to raise its name recognition. Locals have dubbed the event the "Thrill in the `Ville II," a nod to the town's hosting of another vice presidential debate in 2000.

The legal flow of alcohol is probably the biggest change in Danville since the 2000 debate. Back then, alcohol sales were banned in town.

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