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The City of Salem, IN has established an Emergency Flood 2017 fund for receiving donations from around the country and quickly distributing those funds to critically effected residents of the … more
For the past 80 years, the Salem Public Library has been encouraging youth to love reading through the Summer Reading Program. With sign ups less than a month away, librarian Donna Hurst is … more
Main Street was bumper to bumper traffic Sunday as people came to town to get a look at the flood damage. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Salem Leader on newsstands this evening for more in-depth … more
South Main Bridge safe, says inspector Leo Rumschlag, who conducts bridge inspections for the county, said the South Main Street bridge suffered only cosmetic damage from the tanks that crashed … more
UPDATE FROM DUKE ENERGY: At 11:30 a.m., about 600 Salem residents remain without power, according to Duke Energy spokesman Chip Orbin. He said Duke workers, who are being assisted by energy workers outside the area, are working to isolate the area around the bridge. They cannot replace the broken poles near the bridge until the tanks are removed, which has not yet been done. Orbin urges anyone who is without power who thinks it hasn't been reported, to call 1-800-343-7922. He warns against getting near downed lines and poles. "We really want people to stay away from downed power lines. We know we have a lot of them down. Please let us take care of that rather than people trying to help move things because you don't know what is live and what's not. We will get to everyone as quickly and safely as possible." Mayor Troy Merry said this morning that the flood recovery effort is still in the assessment stage. “We have to assess the damage first,” he said, adding he had a meeting with State Senator Erin … more
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has announced its participation in the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization occurring through June 4. Officers will … more
Please stay off the road if you do not need to be out. more
The Washington County Farmers Market is looking for vendors for this year’s season, which starts May 20. It will be open from 8:30 to noon on Saturdays at the county fairgrounds. Later in the … more
Dogs• “Trixie” the black beagle mix, 4, was turned in because she became possessive of her human and didn’t want to share them with other dogs. Around 40 pounds. Likes: her … more
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