Welcome to Historic Salem Indiana!

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.


Memorial Day Holiday

The City of Salem will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, 2015.  Garbage pick up will be on regular schedule.  Recycling for Monday will be picked up on Tuesday.


Memorial Day Services at Crown Hill Cemetery

Crown HIll Cemetery Memorial DaySalem City Departments are working together preparing for the Memorial Day Services at Crown Hill Cemetery. Services begin at 11:00am according to Washington County Veteran's Service Officer, Pat Rice.  Guest speaker for the event will be Vietnam Veteran, Stewart Boaz.

Pictured on the right:  Mike Agan/Street Department, Andrew King/Water Department, and Randy Schweiger/Park and Rec.


Restrooms closed at Lake Salinda

Due to vandalism at Lake Salinda, the public restrooms will now be locked at all times, unless it is a holiday weekend or someone has reserved the shelter house and asks for the restrooms to be opened.

Mayor David Bower said someone has been stealing toilet paper, defecating on the floor and the walls, clogging toilets and leaving beer bottles lying around.

In order to have restroom facilities available, the city will rent two port-a-potties for the lake.

“This is not a service we want to give, but it’s a service we have to give,” said Bower.

In other news, the mayor said a transitional luncheon is being planned for all candidates for city offices. Department heads will be at the luncheon and provide information about their department, including operating budgets and number of people in each department. 

Bower said he plans to invite the newspapers, as well as WSLM to publicize the meeting. He said he hopes this will be a good way for candidates to ask questions and talk with all departments to learn a little more about them.

The city council will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m.


Hydrant Flushing

The City of Salem Utilities' Department will be performing flushing of the fire hydrants throughout the entire city. The flushing will begin Monday, May 18, 2015 and run thru Friday, May 22,2015, between 7:30am - 5:00pm. Customers may experience low water pressure during the flushing period. Please call the City of Salem Municipal Utilities office, 883-3937 if you have any questions concerning this process.

Service & Education Events

American Red Cross Blood Drive at YMCA
06-09-2015 2:00 pm

Public Meetings

Heart of Salem Meeting
06-04-2015 10:00 am
Board of Public Works & Safety
06-08-2015 6:00 pm
Common Council Meeting
06-08-2015 7:00 pm