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, Indiana 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.
The Washington County Substance Abuse Council recently held its spring Drug Drop thanks to the help of the City of Salem Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Drug Team.
The drop, held April 27, collected 30 pounds of non-controlled medicine and 14 pounds of controlled substances.
Scott Ratts and Reggie Terrell collected the drugs and took them to the Animal Shelter to be burned.
The Substance Abuse Council thanks everyone who brought their outdated, unused medications to the drug drop, as well as the two police departments, the prosecutor’s office, Prevent Child Abuse and the City of Salem for their support in this successful event.
It takes the whole community working together to make Washington County a better, safer place to live.
Anyone who has medication they would like to dispose of may do so any time during the year at the City of Salem Police Department.
Another drug drop will be held in October.
Thanks for your support,
Washington County Substance Abuse Council Coordinator
Carol Brough from the Salem Utilities Office directs students through City Hall as the tour ends with drinks, cookies, and a pool day pass from the Salem Parks and Recreation Department.
Mayor David Bower, initiates the signing of the Veteran’s Journal located at PNC Bank April 29th. Salem City employees joined the Washington County Community Foundation and the citizens of Washington County in thanking those who made sacrifices in order to secure our freedom by signing the journal. The Journal was placed in the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The Salem Parks and Recreation Department along with the Salem Tree Board are offering Black Oak Trees available for pick up at Salem City Hall, 201 East Market Street Salem. We would like Salem residents to celebrate our upcoming Bicentennial celebration, (October 4-11, 2014), by planting a Black Oak Tree. Salem as a Tree City USA Community, provides direction, assistance, and recognition to our community by supporting the framework for a sustainable urban forest. Trees help to reduce costs for energy, storm water management, and erosion control. Also they boost property values, cut energy consumption, build stronger ties to our community, and helps to demonstrate commitment to a healthier environment through Arbor Day celebrations and Tree City USA recognition.
Black Oak Tree care information will be given when the trees are picked up. Anyone interested in picking up trees, (two tree limit), may do so through the Salem Parks and Recreation Department or call 883-2895.