Clarkson Mayor Bonnie Henderson felt it would be a great way to leave something behind for future residents to understand better about the history of the city.
All profits from the sale of the book will go to benefit the construction of a community center in town.
Anyone who is interested in serving on the committee is asked to contact the commission by phone at 270-242-6997.
The book would cover the history of area churches, businesses, families and much more.
Once a committee is formed, people will be asked to drop off old photos and other information to the Clarkson City Hall office.
Henderson explained the idea for the project came from Grayson County Librarian Lisa Jones, who was instrumental in getting a book published about her church.
“We are creating a historical book about Clarkson,” Henderson said, “and are using funds collected from book sales to go towards building a community center. We are asking for help from the community to assist in the production of this book.”
Commission members were all in agreement on March 8 that the project would be beneficial for the city.
Other business covered during the meeting:
• Two improvements, Millerstown Road being widened and the installation of sidewalks, may be implemented soon for Clarkson.
Senator Carroll Gibson’s secretary notified Henderson that the senator has added into his transportation budget about roadwork to be done to Millerstown Road (Highway 224).
He also added into his budget for funding to be made available for the community center construction.
Henderson advised that it would be a waiting game to see if the funding will be allocated for the improvements.
• Spring cleanup will take place on April 7 and 8 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Residents will be allowed to set out old larger items that they want garbage crews to pick up.
The only things that will not be picked up are cans of paint, tires and cans of waste oil.
• The annual egg hunt has been scheduled for April 3 at the Clarkson Community Park, starting at 2 p.m. Eager egg hunters must meet over at the soccer complex on that day.
• Commissioner Scotty Gore said for more information about happenings in Clarkson, visit the City of Clarkson, Kentucky Facebook page to find out about upcoming events, news or information.