COVID-19

Webster Parish Police Jury President Jim Bonsall and Bossier Parish Police Jury President Jimmy Cochran have both issued executive orders in regards to the re-opening of local government offices. Modified operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Webster Parish Courthouse and at 8 a.m. Monday at the Bossier Parish […]

In an email sent this morning, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner announced plans for city re-openings based on the Governor’s Phase 1 state-wide order for May 15th. Openings/Changes include: Lifting curfew and early closing times for all businesses Pools, waterparks, and city parks will remain closed Ewell Park will remain closed due to remodeling and upgrades […]

The Stay-At-Home order that was initially issued by Governor John Bel Edwards on March 22, 2020 will be allowed to expire on Friday, May 15, 2020. Louisiana will enter what the governor is calling “Phase 1” for 21 days. The “Phase 1” proclamation will be issued Thursday, May 14, and will expire on June 5, […]

In an email provided to KASO/KBEF, Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, issued some updated COVID-19 related changes regarding business closures and curfews. Continue to always wear your mask. A mask protects yourself and others. CDC, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the City of Minden strong urges everyone to wear masks in public. Businesses that were […]

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that the current “Stay at Home” order that was set to expire on April 30, 2020 will be extended to May 15, 2020. Edwards said this decision was made after speaking with multiple experts state-wide. “We used the re-opening plan from the White House as our guide post,” Edwards […]

In a joint video via Facebook Live, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner, Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper, Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton, and Webster Sheriff-Elect Jason Parker issued a statement to the public Friday morning, April 3, 2020. The mayor began by giving statistics for the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Webster and surrounding parishes. […]

Local government officials are setting tighter restrictions in response to the spread of COVID-19. The City of Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd announced today that he will be enforcing occupancy restrictions for local stores. “Due to the Corona Virus and drastic spread of the virus, I am issuing an order that no store is allowed […]

Local and state governing authorities are starting to crack down on businesses and individuals that are not following Governor John Bel Edwards’ “Stay at Home” order. In a Facebook post “from the Mayor’s office”, the City of Minden warned “non-essential” businesses that are still open to “Close Now”. “Starting today, the state and local law […]

The house approved a $2,200,000,000,000.00 (2.2 Trillion Dollar) stimulus package earlier today by voice vote. This is the largest economic relief bill in United States History. What does this mean for you? If you make $75,000 or less ($150,000 for couples), you will receive a direct payment of $1,200 ($2,400 for couples). If you have […]

Local, state, and national agencies continue reporting a large increase in COVID-19 cases. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 398,107 cases confirmed in 169 different countries. The U.S. has the third highest amount of confirmed cases at 46,805, only trailing China (81,591) and Italy (63,927). One of the most alarming […]


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