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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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Holiday Schedule - Garbage & Recycling Schedule

City of Salem Garbage Service

Independence Day 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Customers with service on Monday and Tuesday will NOT be affected by Independence Day. Service will NOT occur on Wednesday, July 4, and service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week (Wednesday will move to Thursday; and Thursday will move to Friday).

City of Salem Recycling Service

Independence Day 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Customers with service on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday will NOT be affected by Independence Day. Service will NOT occur on Wednesday, July 4, and service will be delayed one day (Wednesday will move to Thursday).

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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.

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Arbor Day Tree Planting

The Salem Tree Board observed Arbor Day on April 27th. Tree board members Joy Bierly, Norma Eisert, Ginger Morris, Cecil Smith, arborist for the city Greg Mills and his assistant Linley Yereon, along with Mayor Troy Merry, planted a tree in observance of Arbor Day.

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Global Manufacturer locating, creating Jobs in Salem

SALEM, Ind. (May 8, 2018) – Tian Yuan, a producer of plastic resin materials, announced plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Washington County, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2021. 

"Companies like Tian Yuan continue to find Indiana's strong business climate, skilled workforce and vibrant communities as an equation for success," said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. "We look forward to witnessing the good jobs Tian Yuan creates for Hoosiers in southern Indiana. We'll do our part by continuing to promote Indiana as a destination for business, near and far, to attract the jobs of today and tomorrow."

The company, which was recently established as a joint venture with Shaw Brothers Co. Inc., will invest $2.3 million to lease and equip a 27,500-square-foot manufacturing facility at 410 S. High St. in Salem. The new facility, which will begin production this month, will complement the Shaw Brothers’ production capabilities by producing plastic resin used for the extrusion process, mixing raw plastic materials. The joint venture was formed to help meet growing demand from domestic and international customers as Shaw Brothers enters new markets.