One topic of discussion -- how to get unemployed Kentuckians working again.
Democratic Governor Beshear touted his success at getting Ford and GE to expand their facilities and hire more workers.
Republican State Senator David Williams spoke about his plan to implement a tax system built around job creation.
And Independent Gatewood Galbraith promoted his Commonwealth Incentive, committing money to educate Kentucky's children to make them more employable.
Among other issues debated were expanded gaming, mountaintop removal, and the sale of pseudoephedrine. Tuesday night's debate took place on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.