Income sources must be released

Athletic officials have limited privacy interest

KENTUCKY— Athletic department officials at the University of Kentucky will have to make public the sources of any outside income, according to an opinion issued by the state attorney general.

A.B. Chandler, Kentucky attorney general, ruled that the Kansas City Star does have the right to see some records of “University related documents required to be on file in the school’s athletic department.”

These records included NCAA documents regarding “Request for Approval for Outside Athletically Related Income” forms, which detail the amounts of non-university-related income generated by employees of the University of Kentucky athletic department.

The attorney general agreed with the university that the amount of income should not be disclosed, but found the source of outside income to be a matter that should be public information.

Fall 1997, reports