Brad M. Kelley http://wfpl.org en 'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company http://wfpl.org/post/reclusive-kentucky-billionaire-buys-lonely-planet-travel-guide-company <p>A billionaire Kentucky native is buying the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet for<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/190313lonelyplanet.html"> $77.3 million.</a></p><p>Lonely Planet's current owner—British broadcaster BBC Worldwide—announced on Tuesday the sale to NC2 Media, which is run by <a href="http://nc2media.com/">Daniel Houghton</a>, a Western Kentucky University alum. He'll become Lonely Planet's chief operating officer, pending approval of the sale by the BBC Trust.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:26:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 4559 at http://wfpl.org 'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company