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.


Washington County Fish & Game Annual Kids Fishing Tournament

You're invited to the Annual Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday July 29th from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. Meet at the Lake Salinda Back Shelter House. Registration begins at 1pm and fishing begins at 1:30pm. Prizes given for biggest catch, smallest catch, and most catches. Goodie bags to each participant. Children ages 5 - 13 allowed. Food/Drinks provided. Thanks to the Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, and Park & Rec. Department for their sponsorship.


It's time for the "Teddy Bear Picnic"!

The Salem Park and Recreation Department, along with the Salem Public Library, PACT, PCA and WSLM, will be bringing another "free for the community" event, Thursday, July 20, 2-3pm, at the Salem Walking Trail behind the Bradie Shrum Elementary school. There will be teddy bears, turtles, story time, games and prizes, crafts, dancing and walking, and lunch with your teddy.

This is a summer series of free community events sponsored by the Salem P&R, Salem Public Library, PCA, PACT, and WSLM. Other activities included, building fairy/ troll houses at Lake Salinda, and building a plane at the Salem Piper Museum. The community is invited to participate. Lunch will be provided.


Community Events for Summer Fun

Local children participated in the some summer fun by building "fairy and troll houses" at Lake Salinda, with the P&R, Salem Public Library, PACT and PCA, and WSLM.

The next free community event for kids will be a Teddy Bear Picnic Lunch on July 20th from 2:00-3:00pm. Meet at the Salem Community Walking Trail located behind the Salem Middle School.  


10U Boys Salem Parks and Rec. Tourney Champs

10 U Boys Salem Parks and Rec. Tournament Baseball Champs - Future Electric

Conner Lyles, Ryker Sparkman, Camden Abbott, Hunter Simpson, Hunter Trainor, Austin Reynolds, Cash Rainbolt, Cody Girvin, Nick Ingram, Jackson Brough. Coaches Brandon Brough, Dustin Ingram, and Bubba Abbott.

10U Boys P&R Tourney Baseball Runners Up - Lee's Trucking

Braxton Dean, Brady Briscoe, Jaiden Campbell, Braxton Backus, Noah Lee,Aiden Taylor, Caris Moore, Finn Kritzer, Blake Jackson, Sean Reynolds. Coaches: Andy McCoskey, Mike Campbell, and Beau Dean. Team Lee's Trucking was also League Runner Up.

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Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
08-14-2017 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
08-14-2017 6:30 pm
Board of Public Works Meeting
09-11-2017 6:00 pm

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