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.


Youth Football - Sign up Dates Announced

FootballThe Salem Parks and Recreation Department will hold their first Youth Football registration Sunday July 31 from 1-4pm and will conduct the final sign up Sunday August 7th from 1-3pm in the Auxiliary Gym at the Salem High School.

The program is open to students within Salem, West Washington, and East Washington School districts, 3rd – 6th graders.

The fee is $40.00 per player. Equipment will be fitted and issued during sign ups, and parents must attend a mandatory meeting. League Director Bubba Abbott will go over a number of issues, including safety, policies, and other pertinent information for season. Director and coaches are USA/Heads Up Football trained and certified.


Season game play begins September 11th and will run approximately through October 30th.

For information you may call the Salem Parks and Recreation Department at 812-883-2895.


Downtown Alive a Great Success

The mayor's event was a wonderful successful. The square was busy with people shopping, visiting and enjoying the music of the Short Notice Band. 

Along with the City of Salem, event sponsors include:

  • Leader Publishing Co.
  • WSLM
  • Fox Purlee, Wealth Management, LLC
  • Steve Tolliver, Aqua Utility Services
  • Wessler Engineering 

Winners of tickets furnished by WSLM:

  • Bob Strange -  Brickyard at Indy
  • Mona Leonard - Louisville Bats game
  • Chris Little - Holiday World

Free water and watermelon were furnished by Mayor Merry, City of Salem.

The 42" flat screen tv was won by Richard Fitzsimmons. It was donated by Wessler Engineering.


NEW! Pay by Text Option Available

The City of Salem Utilities customers can elect to receive e-bill alerts via text messages and pay quickly with a simple text response. View & pay your bill online or try our new text option. For more information please contact the City of Salem Utlities office. 

Service & Education Events

There are no up-coming events

Public Meetings

Board of Public Works Meeting
08-08-2016 6:00 pm
City Council Meeting
08-08-2016 7:00 pm
Board of Aviation Commissioners
08-17-2016 7:00 pm

Community Events

Beck's Mill 208th Birthday
08-27-2016 11:00 am
Cornmeal Bake-Off at Beck's Mill
09-17-2016 11:00 am
The Grind 10K/5K at Beck's Mill
09-18-2016 4:30 pm

Salem Community Video Gallery