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 Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The utility office will be closed on Thursday, Nov 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at City Hall.


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.

Service & Education Events

Mental Health First Aid Training
12-10-2014 8:30 am
CPR & First Aid Training Class
12-21-2014 1:00 pm

Public Meetings

Salem Tree Board Meeting
12-04-2014 4:00 pm
Board of Works
12-08-2014 6:30 pm
City Council Meeting
12-08-2014 7:30 pm

Community Events

Depot Christmas Open House
11-29-2014 1:00 pm
Washington County Christmas Parade
11-29-2014 6:00 pm