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.


9th Annual Southern Region Soil Health Workshop

The Southern Region Soil Health Workshop on February 4th, 2020 in Salem, IN will take a well-rounded look at the topic of soil health focusing on fragipan soils and the benefits of incorporating livestock to build a total soil health system. The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m., and includes a variety of presentations from experts across the Midwest.

Speakers and topics include Gary Struben, Retired Indiana NRCS Soil Scientist who will speak on the “Formation of Fragipans and other Southern Indiana Soils”.  John Pike, with Pike Ag, LLC from Marion, Illinois, to speak on “Improving Fragipan Soils with Cover Crops” and “Innovative Cover Crop Strategies to Optimize Production”. Attendees will learn how cover crops can improve soil structure and drainage on all soil types. Dave Fischer, an Indiana farmer from Jasper, IN, will share his approach on “The Benefits of Annual Rye Grass as Livestock Forage in Fragipan Soils” and “Wide Row Planting with Nitrogen Fixing Cover Crops”.  With the tough economic times we are in, presentations by John and Dave will relay information that will allow for better utilization of fertilizers with cover crops. Cliff Schuette, with Stine Seed Company from St. Rose Illinois, will speak on the benefits of “Integrating Livestock into Your Row Crop Operation”.


Public Hearing for Proposed Intersection Improvement

Public hearing for proposed intersection improvement project at S.R. 60 and Salem Bypass planned for Jan. 15

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., presentation begins at 6 p.m. at Salem City Hall

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind.— The Indiana Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing for the proposed intersection improvement project at S.R. 60 and the Salem Bypass in Washington County on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Salem City Hall (201 E. Market Street, Salem, IN 47167).

The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the environmental document and other related materials for the proposed improvement project.

The preferred alternative proposes to convert the existing two-way stop intersection into a single-lane roundabout. A roundabout would enhance safety at the intersection by reducing the number and severity of collisions at this location. The project would also include pavement replacement and intersection lighting. Proposed construction is anticipated to begin in 2021.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow the public to view displays and talk with INDOT personnel prior to the hearing. A presentation about the project will begin at 6 p.m.

Verbal statements will be heard during a public comment session immediately following the presentation. Written comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing and within the comment period (by Friday, Jan. 31) to INDOT Public Hearings, IGCN Room N642, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or via email to

The environmental document and preliminary designs are available to view prior to the public hearing at the following locations:

  • Salem Public Library, 212 N. Main Street, Salem, IN 47167
  • INDOT Seymour District Office, 185 Agrico Lane, Seymour, IN 47274
  • INDOT Office of Public Involvement, IGCN Room N642, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Winter Weather: In the event of inclement weather resulting in hazardous driving conditions, the public hearing will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Salem City Hall.