Centre College has become synonymous with high-profile political debates including Lieberman-Cheney in 2000 and Biden-Ryan in 2012. Now the liberal arts college in Danville has extended invitations to Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee for governor, and his Republican opponent, Matt Bevin. Up until last week, the invitation was open to Bevin or Comer, but a statewide recanvass of votes proved Bevin the winner by 83 votes. Centre College President John Roush said the October 6 debate will be a “mirror image” of the two vice-presidential debates. While Bevin has accepted the invitation, a response is still pending from Conway. Centre College is partnering with AARP and WAVE-TV Channel 3 News in Louisville to put on the event. The college hosted a debate in 2007 against then-Gov. Ernie Fletcher and current Gov. Steve Beshear. Roush said hosting debates is a responsibility the college owes the state and nation – plus, they can help shape the lives of students. The event will be aired live on a statewide network of television and radio stations. WAVE 3 news anchor Scott Reynolds will be the moderator. The general election is November 3.