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.


Myers Swimming Pool Opening June 1st

Myers Swimming Pool is scheduled to open on June 1st. The pool is located at 706 East Market Street in Salem. The pool manager is Duane Malloy. The pool will be open through August 2nd. Contact us to schedule your pool party. Sundays and evenings are reserved for parties only. 

Myers Pool Features:

  • ADA Compliant, stairs and lift, available if needed.
  • Covered deck area, picnic area and tables.
  • Enjoy a 2 flume slide in the big pool and fun in the baby pool with a turtle slide, also diving area.
  • Concessions available during regular hours.
  • Free sunscreen provided.

Public Pool Hours are Monday - Saturday 12:30pm - 5:30pm 

Daily Admission: $2.00 Students/Adults $ 1.00 Preschool

Pool Parties: $55.00 one hour / $80.00 two hours / $120.00 three hours / $160.00 four hours

Swim Lessons

  • First Session: June 8-June 19 & Second Session: July 6-July 17. $30.00 for the first student, additional $10.00 for each student within the same household, per session.

Season Pool Pass

           $55.00 Individual / $125.00 Family, all within the same household


Restrooms closed at Lake Salinda

Due to vandalism at Lake Salinda, the public restrooms will now be locked at all times, unless it is a holiday weekend or someone has reserved the shelter house and asks for the restrooms to be opened.

Mayor David Bower said someone has been stealing toilet paper, defecating on the floor and the walls, clogging toilets and leaving beer bottles lying around.

In order to have restroom facilities available, the city will rent two port-a-potties for the lake.

“This is not a service we want to give, but it’s a service we have to give,” said Bower.

In other news, the mayor said a transitional luncheon is being planned for all candidates for city offices. Department heads will be at the luncheon and provide information about their department, including operating budgets and number of people in each department. 

Bower said he plans to invite the newspapers, as well as WSLM to publicize the meeting. He said he hopes this will be a good way for candidates to ask questions and talk with all departments to learn a little more about them.

The city council will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m.


Opening Day at the Ball Park

Jeff Williams throws out the first pitch of the season on the Rookie/Tee Ball Field.The Salem Parks and Recreation Department, “Opening Day at the Ball Park Celebration”, was held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.  The event was held at Community Park in Salem.

The National Anthem was sung by Tanya Webb. Park Board member Dr. Jack Hedrick made the first pitch across home plate on the Major/Minor field, Jeff Williams on “Williams Field” Tee Ball (pictured on right) and Rookie, and the WSLM Weather Bird along with Becky White will throw out the first pitch on the Girl’s Softball Field.

League Directors this year are Rodney Brough Girl’s Softball, Boy’s Major and Minor league Ricky Lincks, and Tee Ball and Rookie leagues Tim Anderson.  The many volunteer coaches, high school and middle school coaches along with team sponsors dedicated to this program help contribute to its success.

This year’s team sponsors are:  Marshall Monument, Jeans Extrusions, Sons of American Legion, Summit Seed Coatings, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Kearschner’s Family Dentistry, Linck’s Clothing and Shoes, Smart Energy, First Harrison Bank, Salem Subway, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Tarr Monument, Nursery Rhyme Daycare, M&D Tree Service, Bartanen Law Office, Salem Leader, Salem Crossing, John Jones GM City, Land-Home Financial Services, American Legion Auxiliary, Elliott’s Tree Service, Re/Max Results, Mc Donalds Restaurant, State Farm Insurance, DanMar Pharmacy, American Family Insurance, Ace Hardware of Salem, Hoosier Trophies, GKN Sinter Metals, Blue River Wood Products, and Worley Lumber.

Pizza and drinks will be available to the players provided by Meadow View Health Care.   

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

Fans and players line up for free pizza, drinks, and chips, sponsored by the Salem Parks and Rec. Department and Meadow View Health Care, during Opening Day at the Ball Park. Donna Hurst, Salem Public Library, assisted with serving.  

Service & Education Events

Salem Baseball/Softball Association Meeting
05-31-2015 7:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive at YMCA
06-09-2015 2:00 pm

Public Meetings

Heart of Salem Meeting
06-04-2015 10:00 am
Board of Public Works & Safety
06-08-2015 6:00 pm
Common Council Meeting
06-08-2015 7:00 pm