Kirt Jacobs en Bellarmine to Host Metro Council District 8 Debate <p>Bellarmine University will host a debate for voters in the Metro Council 8<sup>th</sup> District featuring Republican challenger Kirt Jacobs and Democratic incumbent Tom Owen.</p><p>Owen is a three-term councilman and his seat is being challenged by Jacobs in the upcoming election. Jacobs is a local businessman who hosts "Leadership Landscape" a weekly one-on-one interview program.</p><p>Earlier this year, observers speculated that the 72-year-old Owen might retire and not seek re-election, but the longtime city lawmakers says he is committed to serving a full term and though he has won previous races by wide margins, he is taking this year’s election seriously.</p><p>"You would know by my current jitters that I am neither complacent about my request for the voters to send me for an additional term nor am I in anyway blasé or arrogant just presuming victory," he says.</p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 22:30:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1868 at