Pace to offer additional utility assistance

Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. has received funding from the Knox County Community Foundation to provide assistance for families that have been impacted by the crisis caused by COVID-19.

Multiple agencies have identified that families are requesting assistance with water and utility bills, technology expenses, health care expenses, etc. In an effort to address these needs, Pace will begin accepting applications for assistance.

“During this time, we know that many families are finding themselves in a financially stressed situation,” said Dr. Bertha Proctor, Pace CEO. “We will continue to promote our mission of improving the community and encouraging self-reliance. These funds will be used to assist individuals in meeting their needs.

“Nobody planned for this pandemic to happen or thought it would continue to impact us for this length of time. Pace is glad to be a trusted part of the community that can help individuals during this time.”

To request an application, call Pace at 812.882.7927.

This program is for residents of Knox County; although Pace also has CARES Act funding to assist families in Daviess, Greene and Sullivan counties as well.

United Way offering tax preparation assistance

The United Way of Knox County will again be sponsoring the free VITA (Volunteers in Tax Assistance) service in February.

This program is held in collaboration with the Knox County Public Library and the Bicknell Public Library in a drop-off fashion. Individuals, regardless of age or income, can drop off the required tax materials and pick them up the following week.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the process will be slightly altered. We are asking that patrons pick up a tax packet from the library in advance and fill out as much of these forms prior to the drop off dates listed below. Packets will be available starting Jan. 15. Patrons are reminded that the libraries have limits to the number of people in the building, and everyone will need to be masked.

Knox County Public Library in Vincennes will have drop off times from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays from Feb. 6 through Feb. 27.

The Bicknell Public Library will have drop off times from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays Feb. 11 and Feb. 18.

For questions or more information, contact United Way at 812-882-3624.

State Historic Sites to offer free admission

Officials at Vincennes State Historic Sites on Jan. 18 will offer free admission to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Locals and visitors can call 812-882-7422 to reserve space on a tour. There is currently a maximum of ten people per tour due to restrictions regarding COVID-19.

To learn more, visit www.indianamuseum.org/historic-sites/vincennes/.

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