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.


Utility Dept. Update

There is  a new phone number for all customers that want to pay their utility bill with a debit, credit card, or e check. Please call Invoice Cloud at 855-985-1129. The information required by you, is the name as it appears on the bill and the account number.


Flag Football Sign Up Schedule

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department will be having Flag Football sign ups for Kindergarten-2nd grade students in Washington County, during the following dates in the Park and Rec. Office 201 East Market Street, Salem.

  • Flag FootballAugust 16 2:00-4:00pm
  • August 18 3:00-4:30pm
  • August 23 9:00-11:00am
  • August 25 4:00-5:30pm
  • September 1 9:00-11:00am
  • September 7 4:00-5:30pm
  • September 8 3:00-4:30pm

Games will begin Saturday, September 10 and will be each Saturday morning through October 1 from 9:00am-11:00am, behind the Salem Bradie Shrum Elementary School. Ricky Lincks will be the Flag Football Director. The activity will focus on football fundamentals, plays, and scrimmages. For more information you may call the Parks and Rec. Office at 812-883-2895.

Cost is $30.00 per player.


Youth Football - Sign up Dates Announced

FootballThe Salem Parks and Recreation Department will hold their first Youth Football registration Sunday July 31 from 1-4pm and will conduct the final sign up Sunday August 7th from 1-3pm in the Auxiliary Gym at the Salem High School.

The program is open to students within Salem, West Washington, and East Washington School districts, 3rd – 6th graders.

The fee is $40.00 per player. Equipment will be fitted and issued during sign ups, and parents must attend a mandatory meeting. League Director Bubba Abbott will go over a number of issues, including safety, policies, and other pertinent information for season. Director and coaches are USA/Heads Up Football trained and certified.


Season game play begins September 11th and will run approximately through October 30th.

For information you may call the Salem Parks and Recreation Department at 812-883-2895.

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
09-12-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
09-12-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
09-21-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

Cornmeal Bake-Off at Beck's Mill
09-17-2016 11:00 am
The Grind 10K/5K at Beck's Mill
09-18-2016 4:30 pm
Oktoberfest at Beck's Mill
10-22-2016 11:00 am

Salem Community Video Gallery