Clarkson to purchase property adjacent to ballpark

At Monday night’s Clarkson City Commission meeting it was announced that the city is purchasing land adjacent to the Clarkson Ballpark.

Commissioners, Mayor Bonnie Henderson and City Attorney Tom Goff entered an Executive Session for about 45 minutes Monday night and emerged saying the city is purchasing two acres of land between Elizabethtown Road and the Clarkson Ballpark for $1 from Mark Renfrow. The city will also pay the delinquent property taxes on the property, which includes an unoccupied brick home.

City officials were unsure of the exact amount of the delinquent taxes owed on the property, as Goff will research the debt and report his findings to commissioners.

The property will be used for a much-needed expansion of the ballpark parking lot.

Blood drive

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Saturday afternoon, September 7, from noon until 5:00 at the Clarkson City Hall and Community Center.

The city has hosted nearly a dozen blood drives over the last few years, and according to the chief organizer, Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith, the drives continue to garner more pints of blood than anticipated.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at or 270-259-6000