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.


Salem Football Sign Ups

FootballSalem Parks and Rec. Youth Football sign ups will be  Sunday July 31, 1-4pm and Sunday August 7, 1-3pm  at the Salem High School Auxiliary Gym.  This is for all Washington County students 3rd-6th grade.  No late registrations, after August 7th.  Cost is $40.00 per player.  Parents are required to attend a brief USA Football Heads-Up Program required informational session.  Equipment will be fitted and issued.

Season play begins September 11th.   If you have questions you may call the P&R Office at 812-883-2895.


Salem's Downtown Alive on the Salem Square

Watermelon at EventThe City of Salem, Mayor Troy Merry and our sponsors would like to invite you to Salem's Downtown Alive on the Salem Square. This old fashioned community gathering will be held on July 22nd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and feature live music by the Short Notice Band. The Short Notice Band is a local group that plays Southern Rock, Country and a little Blues.

Be sure to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for your convenience. We will have cold watermelon and water available for guests.

Special thanks to these sponsors: Wessler Engineering, Fox Purlee, Wealth Management, Steve Tolliver, Aqua Utility Services, LLC, Salem Leader Publishing and WSLM


Salem Parks and Rec. Youth Football Coaches Meeting Set

There will be a mandatory preseason P&R Youth Football coaches meeting Thursday, July 21, 7:00pm in City Hall.

Coaches must have an application on file, approved by the Park Board, and be 2016 Level 1 online certified through USA Heads-Up Football in order to coach.

Heads Up FootballUSA Football, Heads Up Program, stresses the following:

  1. Level 1 online coaching certification for all Youth Football coaches.
  2. Proper equipment fitting.
  3. Concussion recognition and response.
  4. Heat preparedness and hydration.
  5. Sudden cardiac arrest plan and procedure.
  6. Heads Up tackling.
  7. Heads Up blocking.
  8. A Player Safety Coach in place.

Parents must also attend a meeting going over general procedures, rules, and safety concerns. These meetings will be required and held during sign ups and the issuing of equipment dates.

The Salem Parks and Rec. Youth Football Organization has been a USA Football/Heads Up participant since 2014.

Sign-ups will be held Sunday, July 31 /1-4pm and Sunday August 7 /1-3pm, in the Salem High School Auxiliary Gym. The program is for Salem, West Washington and East Washington students grades 3rd&4th , 5th&6th. The fee is $40.00 per player.

The season will begin September 11th running approximately 6-7 weeks.

**There will be no late registrations, after Sunday August 7th.**

For more information you may call the Salem Parks and Rec. Office at 812-883-2895.

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
08-08-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
08-08-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
08-17-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

Beck's Mill 208th Birthday
08-27-2016 11:00 am
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

Salem Community Video Gallery