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.


2014 Little Lions Basketball

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department has announced the dates to sign up for Little Lions Basketball, led by SMS Coach Derik Early and SHS Coach Hank Weedin. The camp is for boys, grades 3rd through 6th, and is for those attending Salem Schools only.

Little Lions will be held in the Salem High School Auxiliary Gym. A practice schedule will be given out the first night of practice and during registration.

Registrations are in the Salem City Hall Building, 201 East Market Street, unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday October 22, 2:30-4:30PM City Hall
  • Friday October 24, 9:00-11:00AM and 3:00pm-4:30pm City Hall
  • Tuesday October 28, 9:00am-11:00am and 6-7:30pm City Hall
  • Wednesday October 29, 3-4:30pm City Hall
  • Monday November 3, 3:00pm-4:30pm City Hall

***Sign ups prior to skills testing, 5:00-6:00pm, Salem High School Auxiliary Gym Prior to SkillsTesting.***

Be sure to come dressed for practice. Skills testing will be the week of November 3rd and specific date will be given at the time of sign ups.

Shirts are given out prior to the first game. Please make sure correct size is listed.


Be a part of Little Lions Basketball!!!

There will be a mandatory coaching clinic immediately following skills testing conducted by Coach Weedin and Coach Early. If you are interested in coaching you must fill out an application in the Park and Rec. Office prior to the clinic. All applications must be Park Board approved after CPS and Criminal Background Checks are conducted.


Haunted Family Fun at the Pioneer Village

Join the fun at the Pioneer Village (behind the Steven's Museum) on East Market Street on Saturday, October 25th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Village will be decorated for Halloween and fun filled activities sponsored by volunteers from the John Hay Center, Salem Public Library, Salem Parks and Recreation, Salem Mayor's Office, City Fire and Police Department, The Pollock Family, Salem Rotary, Tri Kappa, WSLM Radio, Prevent Child Abuse Council, PACT, Washington County SOAR!, Meadow View Health and Rehab, Washington County Sheriff's Department and Kirk Elliott along with the Boy Scouts, and Washington County Substance Abuse Council. 

Community children will have free access to: Enjoy Cookies, Hot Dogs, Trick or Treat Bags, Hot Chocolate, Candy and other activities... only the spirits will know at the time of the event!

A "spookier" area is planned for older kids this year! You never know who may be lurking around the corner for a "Hauting" experience!

For more information call Kathy or Dawn at the Steven's Museum at 883-6495, Denise Newkirk at the Parks and Recreation Office at 883-2895, or Donna Hurst at the Salem Public Library at 883-5600.


City of Salem Trick or Treat Hours

The City of Salem has released the hours that kids may ‘trick or treat’ for Halloween.

Children will be allowed to ‘trick or treat’ on Halloween, October 31, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm within city limits.

Service & Education Events

Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer - Marc Willson
10-31-2014 8:30 am
Public Health Forum - E-Cigarettes
11-20-2014 11:30 am

Public Meetings

Plan Commission Meeting
10-27-2014 7:00 pm
Salem Tree Board Meeting
11-06-2014 4:00 pm
Board of Works
11-10-2014 6:30 pm

Community Events

Beck's Mill Oktoberfest
10-25-2014 10:00 am
Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Community Awards
11-01-2014 6:00 pm
Washington County Christmas Parade
11-29-2014 6:00 pm