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.


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.


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.


Salem Chosen For New Manufacturing Facility

Mayor David Bower announced today that Summit Seed Coatings Indiana has chosen Salem as the location for their first Midwest facility. The facility will begin operation by January 2015 and employ up to 20 employees.

Summit Seed Coatings Indiana will invest $2.4 million to lease, renovate and equip their 60,000 square foot facility located at 401 South High Street in Salem.

"We included three Midwestern states in our search," said Stuart Barclay, manager at Summit Seed Coatings. "While there were similar benefits offered by all of the states, we were attracted by the cultural atmosphere of Salem, which is similar to Caldwell, Idaho.

Moreover, the help and encouragement by the state of Indiana, the city of Salem and the people we met was a big influence in our selection."

Founded in 2002, Summit Seed Coatings produces seed coatings for major seed distributors, which sell their seeds to agriculture dealers and government dealers, as well as at Lowe's, The Home Depot, Walmart and other garden store chains. The company's coatings convert more seeds to plants and produce more vigorous seedlings than uncoated seeds. Summit Seed Coatings currently coats small seeded legumes, alfalfa, clover, cover crops, radishes, forage grasses, and retail grasses for homeowners.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Summit Seed Coatings Indiana LLC up to $100,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $17,500 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance based, meaning until Indiana residents are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Salem will consider additional incentives.

"We are very pleased that after a very competitive multi-state search Summit Seed Coatings Indiana picked Salem as the best location. Their decision reinforces our belief that with a coordinated team effort Salem can be very competitive in attracting new companies and investment. After just 2 years of local effort Summit is the latest success story that now totals over $45 million in new investment completed or underway in Salem. We expect even more in the near future. It has been the result of strong efforts on the part of many individuals. On this project we want to recognize the efforts of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Plan Commission Chairman Terry McNeely, Community Development Director Greg Fitzloff as well as the Salem City Council."

For further information; Greg Fitzloff, City of Salem, 502-552-3160

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

Salem Tree Board Meeting
11-06-2014 4:00 pm
Board of Works
11-10-2014 6:30 pm
City Council Meeting
11-10-2014 7:30 pm

Community Events

Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Community Awards
11-01-2014 6:00 pm
Washington County Christmas Parade
11-29-2014 6:00 pm