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.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness today announced 396 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
The full list of communities receiving matching funds was released this afternoon following the first in a series of presentations being held around the state with local, state and business officials to highlight award-winning grant applications.
“Superior local roads are a key factor in maintaining Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I am encouraged that a record number of communities applied for and received funds this year, and I’m grateful to lawmakers for increasing the funding to sustain the community crossings initiative.”
In just its second year, the Community Crossings Initiative has awarded nearly $300 million in state matching funds to local governments for road construction projects. This year, 467 communities applied for funds – a 48 percent increase from 2016 – making this year truly competitive.
“Across Indiana, local communities are recognizing the need to invest in fixing and improving their infrastructure,” said INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness. “The projects funded today will help build smoother roads and stronger bridges in every corner of the state.”
Community Crossings was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.
State law requires annually that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded to communities with a population of 50,000 or fewer. State lawmakers identified long-term funding for Community Crossings as part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Holcomb in April. INDOT estimates $190 million in matching funds will be available for local communities in calendar year 2018.
The City of Salem Senior Center has published their latest Calendar of Events. Click on the link below to view the calendar.
This brochure is a snapshot of the water quality of the drinking water that we provided last year. lncluded as part of this report are details about where the water that you drink comes from. The tables in this report list all the contaminants that we detected during the 2016 calendar year.
Representatives from Kimball International and its Kimball Office brand today presented the city of Salem, Indiana with a $25,000 cash donation to the Salem Emergency Flood Fund. One week ago, Salem, Indiana experienced a devastating flash flood following 7 inches of rain in only 45 minutes. Many homes and businesses experienced major damage. "We have been a part of the Salem community since 1984 and want to give back during their time of need. Our company's aspiration, We Build Success, enables us to share that success by donations for worthy causes and special needs like Salem is facing with the flood," said Bob Schneider, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kimball International.
"The support we receive from the Salem community to further our strategic aspirations and daily operations is very appreciated. We are delighted to be able to aid in the recovery and well-being of the citizens in this community. In addition, our employees in Jasper and Salem have launched a relief drive to collect food, water, and cleaning supplies," said Kathy Sigler, Vice President, Operations of the Kimball Office brand.
Mayor Troy Merry stated, "On behalf of the city of Salem, we are very thankful for Kimball's willingness to help the citizens of the community. Kimball has been a great community partner and we look forward to continue working together to build success."
About Kimball International
Kimball International, Inc. creates design driven, innovative furnishings sold through our family of brands: Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality. Our diverse portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments. Dedicated to our Guiding Principles, our values and integrity are evidenced by public recognition as a highly trusted company and an employer of choice. "We Build Success" by establishing long-term relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, share owners and the communities in which we operate. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), visit www.kimball.com.
Pictured aboce: Wally Terkhorn, President, Salem City Council; Lonnie Nicholson, Chief Administrative Officer, Kimball International; Bob Schneider, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kimball International; Kathy Sigler, Vice President, Operations, Kimball Office presenting the check to Sally Hattabaugh, Salem Clerk-Treasurer; Mayor Troy Merry and John Smith, General Manager of the Kimball Office Salem operation.