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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.

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City of Salem Recycling Service Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Customers with service on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will NOT be affected. Service will NOT occur on Tuesday and service will be delayed one day. Tuesday will move to Wednesday.

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City of Salem Garbage Service Holiday Schedule

Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25, 2018 & New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Customers with service on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will NOT be affected. Service will NOT occur on Tuesday and service will be delayed one day. Tuesday will move to Wednesday.

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City Receives $10,000 Donation for Public Safety

The City of Salem has received a generous donation from Kimball International. The company recently presented a check for $10,000 to city representatives. This donation and also last years $25,000 donation (after the devastating floods in Salem) were made through the Kimball International-Habig Foundation.

The most recent donation will go to support the efforts of City of Salem public safety programs.

Pictured above: Pam Brown, Salem Kimball Human Resources Manager, Max Gamble, Salem Fire Department, John Smith, Kimball Vice President of Operations, Mayor Troy Merry, Kimball Chief Administrative Officer Lonnie Nicholson, and Joey Wheeler, Chief of City of Salem Police.