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.


Special Thanks to Adam Fisher

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department would like to formally recognize Adam Fisher for his contribution to the Salem Parks Department. Adam recently built the swing you see pictured at Lake Salinda for an Eagle Scout project.

Adam is a Senior at Salem High School, his future plans are to attend Purdue University studying Veterinary Medicine. Adam has always been involved in his community participating in programs such as Junior Leaders, Youth Foundation, Boy Scouts, Student Council, Science Club, Ski Club, the co-captain of the football team, a member of L.E.A.D.E.R.S., member of National Honors Society, Junior diaconate at his church, and a member of the booster club.

Adam's Eagle Project was inspired by wanting to give back to his community and having earned his welding merit badge with his Grandpa. He was able to use his new welding abilities in this project.

Adam is pictured above with Denise Newkirk and Carol Brough.

Thank you Adam!


Kimball Adding Jobs to Salem Plant

The City of Salem made an announcement this morning that Kimball International will be bringing approximately 100 new jobs to the Salem Plant over the next two years.

The company is closing a plant in Idaho and moving 160 jobs to Southern Indiana: Salem and Jasper.

Mayor David Bower is thrilled with the news and hopes this puts the minds of Kimball employees at ease for the holidays. "Residents in Salem should sleep better knowing that plant isn't going to close," he said.


Salem Chosen For New Manufacturing Facility

Mayor David Bower announced today that Summit Seed Coatings Indiana has chosen Salem as the location for their first Midwest facility. The facility will begin operation by January 2015 and employ up to 20 employees.

Summit Seed Coatings Indiana will invest $2.4 million to lease, renovate and equip their 60,000 square foot facility located at 401 South High Street in Salem.

"We included three Midwestern states in our search," said Stuart Barclay, manager at Summit Seed Coatings. "While there were similar benefits offered by all of the states, we were attracted by the cultural atmosphere of Salem, which is similar to Caldwell, Idaho.

Moreover, the help and encouragement by the state of Indiana, the city of Salem and the people we met was a big influence in our selection."

Founded in 2002, Summit Seed Coatings produces seed coatings for major seed distributors, which sell their seeds to agriculture dealers and government dealers, as well as at Lowe's, The Home Depot, Walmart and other garden store chains. The company's coatings convert more seeds to plants and produce more vigorous seedlings than uncoated seeds. Summit Seed Coatings currently coats small seeded legumes, alfalfa, clover, cover crops, radishes, forage grasses, and retail grasses for homeowners.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Summit Seed Coatings Indiana LLC up to $100,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $17,500 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Salem will consider additional incentives.

"We are very pleased that after a very competitive multi-state search Summit Seed Coatings Indiana picked Salem as the best location. Their decision reinforces our belief that with a coordinated team effort Salem can be very competitive in attracting new companies and investment. After just 2 years of local effort Summit is the latest success story that now totals over $45 million in new investment completed or underway in Salem. We expect even more in the near future. It has been the result of strong efforts on the part of many individuals. On this project we want to recognize the efforts of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Plan Commission Chairman Terry McNeely, Community Development Director Greg Fitzloff as well as the Salem City Council."

For further information; Greg Fitzloff, City of Salem, 502-552-3160

Service & Education Events

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11-25-2014 3:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid Training
12-10-2014 8:30 am
CPR & First Aid Training Class
12-21-2014 1:00 pm

Public Meetings

Plan Commission Meeting
11-24-2014 7:00 pm
Salem Tree Board Meeting
12-04-2014 4:00 pm
Board of Works
12-08-2014 6:30 pm

Community Events

4th Annual Randy Johnson Soup Dinner Benefit
11-26-2014 5:00 pm
Depot Christmas Open House
11-29-2014 1:00 pm
Washington County Christmas Parade
11-29-2014 6:00 pm