Salem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.
The safety of those traveling Highway 60 is on the radar for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
During a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, Tony McClellan, the deputy INDOT commissioner for the Seymour District, spoke to a room of community members and residents, telling them that the state is aware of the dangers of the road.
He said the state has been watching the road and collecting data to help them better assess the situation.
McClellan said the road is a long-term project that will need funding, but the state is prepared to make a few low-cost changes in the meantime.
He said one of the main issues on the road is the variance in speed at which people are driving. He said some drive 40 mph, while others drive 60 mph. One of the reasons he believes people drive so slow is that they are looking for a particular road. To help with this issue, INDOT is putting up signs along 60 to inform motorists of the upcoming intersection.
Another busy month at the Salem Senior Center. Click on the link below to view the event schedule. Membership Fee: For each Washington County resident, age 50 and older, the fee is only $5.00 annually, payable each calendar year. You must be a member to enjoy everything that goes on at the Center.
Earlier in the week, the Washington County Chamber Office was contacted by WDRB-TV and asked to bring together people regarding the new Hotel and to provide information regarding our community. The Chamber was also asked why the hotel project is important. The Chamber provided information regarding our tourism sites, Bed and Breakfast establishments and motel. The Chamber also provided information about how our industries and businesses will benefit from the hotel.
Bill Frances of WDRB-TV, came to Salem and interviewed David Bower and Ron Haendiges. Both provided positive information about our community, and the local investments made by the community. This segment can be seen below.