The rejoicing over Moammar Gadhafi's death is happening among the Libyan community here in Lexington.
Several months ago, we introduced you to Mariam Addarat, whose been fighting for change in her homeland for years.
She says Thursday morning's news that the dictator was finally killed was news she'd been waiting for.
Addarat tells ABC 36 News that she's relieved that Gadhafi was killed rather than just captured.
"The good thing about Gadhafi dying is that we're not going to have to worry about a trial. I felt like that was going to pu Libya through more pain to be dragged through another, I don't know how many years of putting him on trial and all of that,' she says.
Addarat strongly believes that while it will be hard, Libya will be able to rebuild itself into a strong country.
She also says many Libyans who've been exiled for many years will likely return to the country now that Gadhafi is dead.