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ANYONE, age birth through 18 years old, is eligible to participate!

The Summer Feeding Program will take place every Tuesday, beginning May 28th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, behind Taylor County Middle School in a drive-through style.

EACH child will receive seven meals for breakfast AND seven meals for lunch!!

The last day of the program will be Tuesday, July 30.

If you have any questions, please contact our Food Service Department.



Claire Coyle (alternate)

Riley Sprowles

Tristan Parish

Lily Neal

Samantha Hesson

Samuel "Caden" Williams

Hope Hansford (alternate)

​​The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding rising high school seniors in Kentucky. Selection for the program is highly competitive and the mission of GSP is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

Expect greatness from Taylor County High School!



Delilah Stargel - Visual Art

Logan Bishop - Instrumental Music

Abi Propes - Instrumental Music

These students were selected out of 1,300 applicants from across the state to participate in the prestigious summer program. During June and July sessions, students will be able to immerse themselves in an arts-intensive environment, with cross-discipline learning, special guest artist performances, and the opportunity to access critical life-changing college scholarships.

Expect greatness from Taylor County Arts & Music!


Coach Kays served as an assistant coach for the Cardinals for the past two seasons. He will begin working with the Cardinal student-athletes in his new role immediately as the basketball program prepares for summer competition and the upcoming school year and season.

Kays is a 2010 graduate of Nelson County High School and began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Thomas Nelson in 2014 serving for 5 years before taking the Head Coaching role from 2020-2022. In his two seasons as Head Coach, he posted a 32-19 record and had one District Runner-Up team. He joined former Cardinal Head Coach Montrelle Irvin’s staff as an assistant in 2022-23 and was a part of Taylor County Basketball’s back-to-back District Title runs the past two seasons. He has also been an active coach on the AAU circuits coaching three years on the Adidas Circuit and currently coaching on the Made Hoops Circuit.

Kays was announced as the new Head Coach at an introductory press conference attended by current and future Cardinal players, as well as parents, alumni, administrators, and fans. Principal Neil Sanders and High School Athletic Director Greg Oliver described the process and efforts that went into selecting the right person to continue to guide the Taylor County program which has a long and celebrated history. They stressed that the emphasis was not just Xs and Os but making sure that the final decision would be the one that had the most benefits for the student-athletes.

Coach Kays brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, passion, and proven leadership skills, as well as a strong commitment to player development. He looks forward to continuing to build positive relationships with his players, colleagues, and the Cardinal Basketball family and community. He has clear goals and expectations for the team and the program that align with the vision and values of Taylor County Schools and Cardinal Athletics. Coach Kays is excited to begin the journey in this new role and is ready to get himself and his team to work. In his introductory conference, he stated “The Honeymoon Phase ends, and the work starts after we leave here tonight.” He wants his teams to play fast and with unmatched energy on both ends of the court and says that offseason and preseason conditioning will be fundamental to his success.

Coach Kays was very grateful to the administration at the district, high school, and athletic department levels. He stated that he was “very humbled by this opportunity and wants to continue the great tradition that is Taylor County Basketball.” He stated, “I know how strenuous this process was for everyone involved and will never take lightly the responsibility that the Superintendent Mr. Higdon, the Principal Mr. Sanders, the Athletic Directors Coach Goodin and Coach Oliver, and everyone else has entrusted me with.”

Kays will be the 13th individual to lead the Taylor County Boys Basketball program, which is heading into its 84th season.

Expect greatness from Taylor County Athletics!

During the conference, several students competed in STAR Events in which FCCLA members acquire industry insights and employable skills required to thrive in the 21st Century. Members can select from over 50 competitive events that employ skills and knowledge learned through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

The following members competed:

Hannah New: Job Interview (placed 3rd)

Abigail Byrd, CheyAnn Edwards, and Maylee Wilds: Focus on Children

Raina Jones and Caden Williams: Food Innovations

Colton Dykes, Elizabeth Spurling, and Taylor Kennedy served as Star Event judges and helpers. Bailey Sharlow and Abigail Young attended workshops to further enhance their leadership skills.

FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem-solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—all necessary within the home and workplace.

FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus.

FCCLA is sponsored by Mrs. Deana Shewmaker and Mrs. Amy Zink.

Expect greatness from our TCHS students!